The influence of diagenesis on some index properties of the chalk of England

Clayton, C.R.I. (1983) The influence of diagenesis on some index properties of the chalk of England. Géotechnique, 33, (3), 225-241. (doi:10.1680/geot.1983.33.3.225).


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The chalk in England is a highly variable material, and much of its variability stems from the wide variety of diagenetic processes which have been identified from lithological studies. This Paper reviews those processes, and presents results of laboratory index tests to determine their significance. The variability of the unweathered chalk is judged on the basis of approximately 600 tests to determine dry density, and 200 Atterberg Limit tests. The influence and extent of a number of diagenetic processes are examined. The degree to which the index properties are predictable (both stratigraphically and geographically) is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1680/geot.1983.33.3.225
ISSNs: 0016-8505 (print)
1751-7656 (electronic)
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 74018
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
September 1983Published
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:07

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