Knowledge of basic clay microstructure is fundamental to an understanding of the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of fine-grained sediments and rocks. This compilation of fifty-nine peer-reviewed papers examines clay microstructure in detail with comprehensive sections focusing on microstructure signatures, environmental processes, modeling, measurement techniques, and future research recommendations. Many of these topics are discussed in light of geological and engineering applications, such as hazardous waste disposal, construction techniques, and drilling programs. The field of clay microstructure is developing rapidly. The concepts, observations, and principles presented in this book will help stimulate new thought and be a qspring boardq for exciting new research.From Mud to Shale Richard H. Bennett, William R. Bryant, Matthew H. Hulbert ... by its Rose diagram and frequency histogram but was subjected to less heat (for further details see Burkett, 1987). ... cooler zones. The processes of consolidation and fluid transport during ISIMU have been thoroughly documented analyticallyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Microstructure of Fine-Grained Sediments|
|Author||:||Richard H. Bennett, William R. Bryant, Matthew H. Hulbert|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|