Water Retention Properties of Two Deep Belgian Clay Formations

Analice Lima, Enrique Romero, Yessenia Piña, Antonio Gens, Xiang Ling Li, Guangjing Chen

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    Belgium investigates the design for disposal of its high-level radioactive waste in two deep clay formations: the Boom clay at Mol, considered the reference host formation, and Ypresian clay at Kallo that is the alternative one. High suctions develop as a consequence of sample retrieval, which affect the hydro-mechanical response of these materials. The water retention properties of both clays, covering a wide suction range and using different complementary techniques, are presented and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnsaturated Soils: Research and Applications
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg, Germany
    StatePublished - Jun 2012
    Event2nd European Conference on unsaturated soils, E-UNSAT 2012 - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and Politecnico di Milano, Napels
    Duration: 20 Jun 201222 Jun 2012


    Conference2nd European Conference on unsaturated soils, E-UNSAT 2012

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