Studies on Characterization and Mechanical Behavior of Natural ClayDownload PDF
This paper analyses the results of an experimental study based on the engineering properties of clay samples collected from both the banks of river Nagavali flowing through Srikakulam, India. 5 samples are collected from each bank at an interval of 200cm and each at a depth of 100cm. The physical and mechanical properties of these samples are determined. The clay is characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy-Dispersive X-Ray diffraction (XRD). The samples of both the banks are compared with respect to the properties. The detailed test results and observations are presented and conclusions are drawn.
Keywords: Engineering properties, Physical properties, Mechanical properties, XRD, SEM.