Long-term stress-strain response of chalk: a micro-mechanical interpretation

K.I. Katsaros, Kevin Stone

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A long-term laboratory test programme of conventional compression and extension tests was carried out with test durations from 8 to 22-months, in a purpose built environmentally controlled facility, with specially designed loading frames and modified triaxial cells. In addition, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) techniques were employed in an effort to investigate the micro-mechanical res-ponse. Creep strains appeared to trigger an ageing process that produces elevated post-creep strength and stiffness irrespective of the ap-plied stress path.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering in Chalk 2018
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Chalk 2018 Conference
EditorsJ.A. Lawrence, M. Preene, U.L. Lawrence , R. Buckley
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)9780727764089
ISBN (Print)9780727764072
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2018
EventEngineering in Chalk 2018 - Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Sep 201818 Sep 2018


ConferenceEngineering in Chalk 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom

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    Katsaros, K. I., & Stone, K. (2018). Long-term stress-strain response of chalk: a micro-mechanical interpretation. In J. A. Lawrence, M. Preene, U. L. Lawrence , & R. Buckley (Eds.), Engineering in Chalk 2018: Proceedings of the Chalk 2018 Conference (pp. 687-693). BGA. https://doi.org/10.1680/eiccf.64072.687