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The swelling characteristics of weathered Coal Measures mudrocks from Sydallt near Wrexham, Clyd, Wales

Entwisle, D.C.. 1989 The swelling characteristics of weathered Coal Measures mudrocks from Sydallt near Wrexham, Clyd, Wales. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 47pp. (WN/89/008) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

Culshaw and Crummy (1988), in a report on the engineering geology of the Deeside area, noted that Coal Measures mudstones were considered for use only as fill if there was no alternative and then only for low embankments. The reasons for this are that the weathered clay is too wet and the mudrocks when, disturbed, have a tendency to weather rapidly, swell and settle. However, there were no data in site investigation reports to quantify this effect.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geology and Landscape Southern
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: Engineering geology, geotechnical, swelling clay, coal measures, weathering
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 17 Mar 2015 15:40 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510170

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