Engineering geologic evaluation of overcompacted claystone, new metro line, budapest

Ildikó Barsi, Péter Görög, Ákos Török

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The Oligocene clay units in the Budapest area along the new metro (subway) line show different properties than most others. They are denser and of greater strength than most of the unconsolidated ones. This paper provides an overview of their engineering geologic properties using nearly 4700 physical parameter data. These data were obtained from cores representing sampling intervals of the Kiscell Clay, on the Buda side of the Danube River. Seventeen engineering geologic parameters were used in the description of the clay. The parameter analyses show that the clay behaves as a soft rock rather than a soil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-240
Number of pages18
JournalCentral European Geology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2012


  • engineering geology
  • laboratory testing
  • overcompacted clay
  • statistical analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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