Papers Published

  1. Hueckel, T., Reactive plasticity for clays during dehydration and rehydration. Part 1: Concepts and options, International Journal of Plasticity, vol. 18 no. 3 (2002), pp. 281 - 312 [S0749-6419(00)00099-1] .
    (last updated on 2007/04/09)

    A mixture theory framework is adapted to analyze the effects of changes in clay chemistry during dehydration and rehydration on clay mechanical properties. Macroscopic and microscopic evidence points to a possibility of modeling the mineralogical processes of illitization of smectites and re-smectitization of illite as kinetic reactions in closed systems. A version of thermo-chemo-plasticity for rehydrating illite is presented in which a hidden variable of hardening depends on temperature and the reaction progress variable in addition to plastic strain. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Plasticity;Dehydration;Mineralogy;Reaction kinetics;Strain;Hardening;Radioactive wastes;