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Article Published In Vol.1 (Jul-Aug-2013)

Studies on Characterization and Mechanical Behavior of Natural Clay

Pages : 5-11

Author : A. Lakshumu Naidu, D. Nageswara Rao

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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.






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