Geotechnical and hydraulic properties of fissured clay till

  • Foged, Niels Nielsen (Project Manager)
  • Baumann, Jens (Project Participant)
  • Jørgensen, Peter (Project Participant)
  • Klint, Knud Erik (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    The project is a multi-disciplinary study of field and laboratory methods connecting engineering geology, geotechnical and environmental engineering related to fissured clay till. It forms the basis for a number of parallel courses carried out by students (Mid-course projects and MSc. courses). It is carried out in co-operation with the Danish Geotechnical Institute, the Geological Institute at the University of Copenhagen and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.
    Using the modified "intact block"-method large test specimens of fissured clay till have been collected at field site and studied in an isotropically loaded permeameter as well as in a triaxial cell. The objectives are to characterise the spatial distribution, orientation, apertures and coating of fissures, and to study and evaluate fracture permeability, and to determine strength anf deformation properties of fissured clay till.
    Effective start/end date01/09/199701/01/9999

    Collaborative partners

    • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
    • Unknown (Project partner)
    • University of Copenhagen (Project partner)
    • Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (Project partner)
    • Danish Geotechnical Institute (Project partner)


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