Issue Date: March/April 2009

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GEOSTRATA, 2009, March/April, 39-41   Slaking is the process of disintegration of clay-bearing rocks (shales, claystones, mudstones, and siltstones) upon interaction with water. The slaking of clay-bearing rocks may cause serious slope stability and excavation-related problems. The slake durability test, standardized by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is the most frequently used […]

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Categorized as: Geotechnics