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Damage mechanism of expansive soils

Damage mechanism of expansive soils

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Title: Damage mechanism of expansive soils
Author: Elarabi, Hussien
Abstract: The goal of the information presented in this paper is to provide the reader with qualitative concepts that help identifying soil expansion problems for different structures erected in or on expansive soils. A diagram is described to explain the water distribution during the seasonal variations of water content which influences the behaviour of expansive soils, The damages of light structures due to expansive soil behaviour are described to assist engineers in using suitable design criteria. Another important goal of this paper involves safe constructions on expansive soils. Guidelines are outlined to assist engineers in dealing with expansive soils at early stages before construction and designing maintenance in later stages.
Description: Damage mechanism of expansive soils
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5063
Date: 2014-11-12


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