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Title:Development of Models for the Prediction of Shear Strength of Swelling Clays
Principal Investigators:Dinesh R. Katti and Kalpana S. Katti
University:North Dakota State University
Project #:MPC-548
RiP #:01653314
Keywords:clay, mechanical properties, microstructure, shear strength, simulation, swelling


Research objectives are to 1) Construction of multiscale computational simulations test-beds for swelling clays to evaluate the role of molecular interactions and microstructure to macroscale shear strength properties of swelling clays and 2) Development of experimental techniques to evaluate the swelling clay-fluid interactions and mechanical properties at various length scales: molecular scale to macroscale.

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