Volumetric Strain Mechanisms and Induced Anisotropy Analyses in Clayey Materials

  • Mahdia Hattab
  • Jean-Marie Fleureau
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


The study deals with an experimental analysis of the coupling between the macroscopic scale behavior and the local deformation properties of clayey materials, with a special focus on the induced anisotropy phenomenon. The analysis was first conducted on a remolded saturated synthetic clay called kaolin P300, then on deepwater marine clayey sediments from the Gulf of Guinea where the influence of the structure (cementation and fabric) was examined.


Volumetric Strain Triaxial Test Strain Mechanism Stress Path Clayey Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Étude des Microstructures et Mécanique des Matériaux (LEM3)UMR CNRS 7239, Université de LorraineMetz Cedex1France
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Mécanique des Sols Structures et Matériaux (MSSMat)UMR CNRS 8579, Ecole Centrale ParisChâtenay-Malabry CedexFrance

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