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A pilot phase of a benchmark exercise for rheological models for boom clay, called Interclay, was launched by the CEC in January 1989. The purpose of the benchmark is to compare predictions of calculations made for well-defined rock-mechanical problems, similar to real cases at the Mol facilities, using existing data from laboratory tests on samples. Basically, two approaches are compared: one considering clay as an elasto-viscoplastic medium (rock-mechanics approach), and one isolating the role of pore-pressure dissipation (soil-mechanics approach).

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Authors: COME B, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12791 EN (1990) 118 pp., FS, ECU 10
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1484-0
Record Number: 199011004 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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