Performance of the Opalinus Clay under thermal loading: experimental results from Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland)
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The paper presents an overview of the behaviour of Opalinus Clay under thermal loading as observed in three in situ heating tests performed in the Mont Terri rock laboratory: HE-B, HE-D and HE-E. The three tests are summarily described; they encompass a broad range of test layouts and experimental conditions. Afterwards, the following topics are examined: determination of thermal conductivity, thermally-induced pore pressure generation and thermally-induced mechanical effects. The mechanisms underlying pore pressure generation and dissipation are discussed in detail and the relationship between rock damage and thermal loading is examined using an additional in situ test: SE-H. The paper concludes with an evaluation of the various thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) interactions identified in the heating tests.
The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00015-016-0258-8
CitationGens, A., Wieczorek, K., Gaus, I., Garitte, B., Mayor, J., Schuster, K., Armand, G., Garcia, J., Trickl, T. Performance of the Opalinus Clay under thermal loading: experimental results from Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland). "Swiss journal of geosciences", Abril 2017, vol. 110, núm. 1, p. 269-286.