Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

, Volume 56, Issue 5, pp 314–320 | Cite as

An Assessment of the Osmotic Pressure Effect on the Creep Properties of Silty Mudstone

  • Chong Ma
  • Tao ZhangEmail author
  • Wenmin Yao

The existence of water and osmotic pressure significantly aggravates the rheological behavior of rocks, which greatly affects the long-term stability of rock mass. The triaxial rheological deformation of mudstone under different osmotic pressures was discussed, and a new viscoelastic-plastic rheological constitutive model was proposed. The research shows that the existence of osmotic pressure shortens the time required for the mudstone to reach steady-state creep, reduces the failure-level stress, and makes creep failure occur faster.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China University of GeosciencesWuhanChina
  2. 2.Insitute of Geotechnical EngneeringSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina

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