Clay behaviour is affected by coupled mechanical and chemical processes occurring in them at various scales. The peculiar chemical and electro-chemical properties of clays are the source of many undesired effects. These papers provide insight into the variables controlling clay behaviour.

part 1|89 pages

Background of Chemo-mechanical Coupling in Clay – The Role of Mineralogy, nano-structure and Pore Fluid Composition

part 4|86 pages

Effects of Solid–Gas Interaction

part 6|50 pages

Applications to environmental, petroleum and nuclear waste disposal engineering