Swelling, expansion and shrinkage properties of selected clays in the Mazowsze province, central Poland

Agnieszka Pająk-Komorowska


Tertiary clays and tills, the most widespread soils in Poland, were used for the examination of swelling, expansion and shrinkage properties. Results of laboratory tests and the values of selected parameters obtained by indirect methods show that the Tertiary clays examined, when compared with Quaternary tills, show greater volumetric changes under the influence of water, which is primarily connected with their higher silt content.


Tertiary clay; till; swelling; expansion; shrinkage

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