Mechanisms of compaction of quartz sand at diagenetic conditions

@inproceedings{Chester2004MechanismsOC,
  title={Mechanisms of compaction of quartz sand at diagenetic conditions},
  author={J Szwejkowski Chester and Suzan Lenz and Frederick Michael Chester and Reinhold Andreas Lang},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract The relative contribution of cracking, grain rearrangement, and pressure solution during experimental compaction of quartz sand at diagenetic conditions was determined through electron and optical microscopy and image analysis. Aggregates of St. Peter sand (255±60 μm diameter grain size and porosity of approximately 34%) were subjected to creep compaction at effective pressures of 15, 34.5, 70, and 105 MPa, temperatures of 22 and 150°C, nominally dry or water-saturated (pore fluid… CONTINUE READING

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