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The subject of this contribution is the hydromechanical behaviour of stiff clays and
mudstones, i.e. geological materials in which fine grained particles predominate. It is especially focussed on argillaceous materials that are intermediate between soils and rocks not only with respect to strength but also in terms of porosity and compressibility. Because of space limitations, only sorne salient aspects of the behaviour are outlined herein. First, sorne general aspects of the mechanical behaviour are high1ighted, afterwards
the issues of brittleness and progressive failure are addressed and finally sorne
observations of their hydromechanical response in underground excavations are presented.
CitationGens, A. Stiff clays and mudstones: fundamentals, progressive failure and deep underground excavations. A: Darmstädter Geotechnik-Kolloquium: Jubiläumskolloquium. "Vorträge zum 20. Darmstädter Geotechnik-Kolloquium: Jubiläumskolloquium". Darmstadt: 2013, p. 133-142.
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