Overview of classification and engineering properties of shales for design considerations

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to present some ambiguities relating to engineering properties of shales and its classification for design consideration. Because of its unpredictable behavior, shales are the most difficult rock to classifying, sampling and obtaining reliable test data for engineering purposes. It is the most problematic weak rocks that cause many problems in the field before and after construction or excavation. In this paper, engineering properties of shales and its classification are briefly discussed. Both in the field and laboratory, common engineering problems and some useful aspects of the rock are evaluated in terms of design consideration. Consequently, origin of shale and related rocks, its classification and properties are discussed and common testing procedures are evaluated for engineering design purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction and Materials Issues 2001
EditorsD.E. Hancher, D.E. Hancher
PublisherASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
Pages156-165
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0784405913
ISBN (Print)0784405913
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Construction and Materials Issues 2001 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2001Oct 13 2001

Publication series

NameConstruction and Materials Issues 2001

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Construction and Materials Issues 2001
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period10/10/0110/13/01

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Keywords

  • Classification
  • Design considerations
  • Shale
  • Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Yagiz, S. (2001). Overview of classification and engineering properties of shales for design considerations. In D. E. Hancher, & D. E. Hancher (Eds.), Construction and Materials Issues 2001 (pp. 156-165). (Construction and Materials Issues 2001). ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1061/40591(269)16