Journal Published Online: 01 June 1983
Volume 6, Issue 2

Rapid Index Tests for Transitional Materials



Two rapid semiquantitative repeatable index tests are presented. The static swell/slake test and the dynamic dispersion test have been designed to classify intact transitional materials (mudstones, silts, clay shales, and compaction shales) with respect to their swelling and slaking behavior. Tests may be performed over a wide range of conditions by varying saturating fluid salinities to evaluate sensitivity of the intact materials to water.

Author Information

Dusseault, MB
Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Cimolini, P
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Soderberg, H
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Scafe, DW
Earth Sciences Division, Alberta Research Council, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Stock #: GTJ10830J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10830J