AbstractsEarth & Environmental Science

State Limits of Peloids

by Michael Külzer

Institution: Universität Karlsruhe
Year: 2015
Keywords: fine-grained soils, physico-chemical particle interactions, experiments, aluminium oxide, laponite
Record ID: 1103614
Full text PDF: http://digbib.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/volltexte/documents/3422403


State limits are states of a granular material which are asymptotically attained by proportional deformation with constant deformation rate. Peloids (Greek: muds) are mixtures of hydrophilic fine-grained minerals, water, ions, gas bubbles and additives. Well-defined aluminium oxide and laponite peloids are experimentally investigated with respect to the influence of particle interactions on the course of state limits. The transferability of the results to natural peloids is exemplarily shown.