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The water content and saturation degree of compacted clays seem to have a great influence on the properties of such material considered as a possible host rock for a high level radioactive waste repository. The aim of the PHEBUS project is to study the hydrous and hydro-mechanical behaviour of deep clay during desaturation as can occur around underground galleries. The programme included modelling works, mock-up tests and an in situ experiment carried out at Mol.

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Authors: ROBINET J C, Euro-Geomat Consulting, Orléans (FR);PASQUIOU A, Euro-Geomat Consulting, Orléans (FR);PALUT J M, ANDRA, Châtenay-Malabry (FR);NOYNAERT L, SCK/CEN, Mol (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17792 FR (1998) 220pp., FS, ECU 40.00
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-2119-6
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