Clay materials used in construction / edited by G.M. Reeves, I. Sims and J.C. Cripps.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Geological Society, 2006.
Description
1 online resource (xx, 525 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits

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Summary note
This volume reviews many uses of clays, ranging from simple fills to manufactured products. Various definitions of 'clay' are explored; clay mineralogy is described; world and British clay deposits are reviewed; new compositional data are provided for clay informations throughout the British stratigraphic column; investigative techniques and interpretation are considered; major civil engineering applications are addressed; traditional earthen building is included; clay-based construction materials are detailed.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The composition of clay materials
  • Formation and alteration of clay materials
  • Properties of clay materials, soils and mudrocks
  • Worl and European clay deposits
  • British clay stratigraphy
  • Exploration
  • Compositional and textural analysis of clay material
  • Laboratory testing
  • Earthworks
  • Earthmoving
  • Specialized applications
  • Earthen architecture
  • Brick and other ceramic products
  • Cement and related products.
In
Lyell collection. [London] : Geological Society of London, 2007-
ISBN
  • 186239184X
  • 9781862391840
  • 9781523122011 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1523122013 ((electronic bk.))
OCLC
417140960
International Article Number
  • 9781862391840
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