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Mechanical Properties of Oil Pollution Sand Due to Changes in the Viscosity of Oil
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  • Journal title : The Journal of Engineering Geology
  • Volume 25, Issue 4,  2015, pp.577-585
  • Publisher : The Korea Society of Engineering Gelolgy
  • DOI : 10.9720/kseg.2015.4.577
 Title & Authors
Mechanical Properties of Oil Pollution Sand Due to Changes in the Viscosity of Oil
Hong, Seung Seo; Bae, Gu-Jin; Kim, YoungSeok;
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Contamination of soil due to an oil spill influences its subsequent behavior. An investigation was conducted to study the effect of oil viscosity on compaction characteristics, coefficient of permeability, and shear strength. Water permeability was also determined by using Kerosene, Engine oil, and Crude-oil as contaminants. The test results indicate that the compaction characteristics are influenced by oil contamination. Direct shear test was conducted to investigate the effect of oil in the pore space in sandy ground. angle of internal friction of sand (based on total stress condition) decreases due to presence of oil within the pore spaces in sand.
oil contamination;viscosity;compaction;permeability;internal friction;
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