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By Jacques Desrues, Gioacchino Viggiani, Pierre Bésuelle

ISBN-10: 0470612185

ISBN-13: 9780470612187

ISBN-10: 1905209606

ISBN-13: 9781905209606

This booklet brings jointly a complete of forty eight contributions (including five keynote papers) which have been awarded on the second foreign Workshop at the program of X-ray CT for Geomaterials (GeoX 2006) held in Aussois, France, on 4-7 October, 2006.

The contributions disguise quite a lot of issues, from primary characterization of fabric habit to functions in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. contemporary advances of X-ray expertise, and software program also are mentioned. As such, this may be important interpreting for somebody attracted to the applying of X-ray CT to geomaterials from either primary and utilized perspectives.Content:

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46, no. 3, p. 529-546, 1996. Engel, P. “NASA/KSC Industrial Computed Tomography (CT) System”, Unpublished Report, 1998. Hubbell, J. , and Seltzer, S. html), 1996. , “Micro-Structure Developed in Shear Bands of Dense Granular Soils and Its Computer Simulation-Mechanism of Dilatancy and Failure”, IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Granular and Porous Materials, N. A. Fleck and A. C. F. Cocks (eds), p. 353-364, 1997. Roscoe, K. (1970). ” Geotechnique, vol. 20, no. 2, p. 129-170, 1970. , and Frank, M.

28, 1991, p. 441-448. , “Experimental study of the hydro-mechanical behaviour of the Callovo-Oxfordian argillite”, Applied Clay Science, vol. 26, no. 1-4, p. 325-336, 2004. Advances in X-ray Tomography f o r Geornaterials Edited by Jacques Desrues, Gioacchino Viggiani & Pierre BBsuelle Copyright 0 2006, ISTE Ltd. jp Engineering properties of man-made composite geo-materials are discussed. Although the properties can be discussed without X-ray CT scanners, micro-focus X-ray CT scanners will be a powerful tool for investigating what happens in the materials.

It is usually considered that X-ray CT scanners are unsuitable for observing the inner density structure of clays, because clay particles are too small and specimens made of clay are too homogeneous. However, such materials as lightweight artificial mixed materials are inhomogeneous in density, and so changes of the inner structure with environmental changes can be observed with an X-ray CT scanner. Cement treated clay has high strength and favorable characteristics for geomaterials but it is very brittle because of its high strength, so research on improving the ductility of cement treated clay has been conducted, such as by Keynote lectures 55 mixing tire chips with the clay.

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