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dc.contributor.advisorKjartanson, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorBatenipour, Hamid
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-08T13:20:46Z
dc.date.available2017-06-08T13:20:46Z
dc.date.created2007
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/3704
dc.description.abstract"A series of one-dimensional compression tests was conducted to examine and compare the hydro-mechanical behaviour of light backfill (LBF) material, composed of 50% bentonite and 50% sand, in the presence of distilled water and 100 g/l CaCl2 and 200 g/l CaCl2 solutions. In addition, the hydro-mechanical parameters of LBF required for compliance modelling of the deep geologic repository (DGR) emplacement room sealing system were determined. The tests were conducted on 50-mm-diameter by 10-mm-thick LBF samples, using standard lever arm consolidation equipment. Several different loading and wetting paths were examined, including allowing the LBF to swell up to 20% vertical strain on distilled water or solution uptake and constraining the LBF from swelling on distilled water or solution uptake.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectFills (Earthwork)
dc.subjectBentonite
dc.subjectSoil mechanics
dc.titleEffect of water salinity on the hydro-mechanical behaviour of light backfill material / by Hamid Batenipour.
dc.typeThesis
etd.degree.nameM.Sc.
etd.degree.levelMaster
etd.degree.disciplineEngineering
etd.degree.grantorLakehead University


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