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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 user with qualitative concept for identifying soil expansion problems to different structures erected in or on expansive soils. As the variation of water content during different seasons play a big role in the behaviour of the expansive soil, a diagrammatic explanation of the water distribution is outlined and described. The damages of light structures due to expansive soil behaviour are described to attempt the engineer to use suitable design criteria. Another important goal of this paper involves how to live with the expansive soil safely. This is done by outline guidelines to assist the engineer to deal with the expansive soils at early stages before construction and the recommended ways of maintenance in later stages.
Description: Damage mechanism of expansive soils
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5066
Date: 2010-02


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