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The use of a DMT to monitor the stability of the slopes of a clay exploitation pit in the Boom clay in Belgium

Herman Peiffer (UGent)
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In Belgium the Boom Clay is a well known overconsolidated clay formation. This Tertiary clay, with the same geological origin as the London Clay, is used for the fabrication of bricks, roofing tiles. In the article is described how the DMT can be used to evaluate the stability of slopes, to determine the risk of instability and how the cause of the failure directly could be related to the results of the DMT-measurement. The results of the tests before the period of instability, during the period of instability and after stabilization are discussed. The KD-value is a representative value to judge the risk of instability.
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dilatometer, DMT, overconsolidated clay, slope stability, monitoring

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Peiffer, Herman. 2015. “The Use of a DMT to Monitor the Stability of the Slopes of a Clay Exploitation Pit in the Boom Clay in Belgium.” In 3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer, Proceedings, ed. Silvano Marchetti, Paola Monaco, and Antonio Viana da Fonseca, 127–133.
APA
Peiffer, H. (2015). The use of a DMT to monitor the stability of the slopes of a clay exploitation pit in the Boom clay in Belgium. In S. Marchetti, P. Monaco, & A. Viana da Fonseca (Eds.), 3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer, Proceedings (pp. 127–133). Presented at the 3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer DMT’15.
Vancouver
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Peiffer H. The use of a DMT to monitor the stability of the slopes of a clay exploitation pit in the Boom clay in Belgium. In: Marchetti S, Monaco P, Viana da Fonseca A, editors. 3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer, Proceedings. 2015. p. 127–33.
MLA
Peiffer, Herman. “The Use of a DMT to Monitor the Stability of the Slopes of a Clay Exploitation Pit in the Boom Clay in Belgium.” 3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer, Proceedings. Ed. Silvano Marchetti, Paola Monaco, & Antonio Viana da Fonseca. 2015. 127–133. Print.
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  abstract     = {In Belgium the Boom Clay is a well known overconsolidated clay formation. This Tertiary clay, with the same geological origin as the London Clay, is used for the fabrication of bricks, roofing tiles. In the article is described how the DMT can be used to evaluate the stability of slopes, to determine the risk of instability and how the cause of the failure directly could be related to the results of the DMT-measurement. The results of the tests before the period of instability, during the period of instability and after stabilization are discussed. The KD-value is a representative value to judge the risk of instability.},
  author       = {Peiffer, Herman},
  booktitle    = {3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer, Proceedings},
  editor       = {Marchetti, Silvano  and Monaco, Paola and Viana da Fonseca, Antonio },
  isbn         = {9791220001168},
  keywords     = {dilatometer,DMT,overconsolidated clay,slope stability,monitoring},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Rome, Italy},
  pages        = {127--133},
  title        = {The use of a DMT to monitor the stability of the slopes of a clay exploitation pit in the Boom clay in Belgium},
  year         = {2015},
}