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DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES IN AND ON EXPANSIVE SOILS

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES IN AND ON EXPANSIVE SOILS

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Title: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES IN AND ON EXPANSIVE SOILS
Author: Elarabi, Hussien
Abstract: Many engineered structures in arid and semiarid regions suffer sever distress and damage due to expansive soils. The change in moisture content produce deformation in the soil during the swelling and shrinkage processes. Major damages can be avoided if the moisture content is kept stable. Damage from shrinking and swelling soils can also be reduced or prevented with proper foundation design. The initial additional cost of a properly designed foundation offsets the potential for extensive damage to the structure without reinforced foundations. Several design alternatives are discussed in this paper. The application of the empirical methods, closed form solutions and numerical procedures for analysis of structures in and on expansive soils is described and followed by the a discussion of the design of those structures sustained on such soils.
Description: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES IN AND ON EXPANSIVE SOILS
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5072
Date: 2008-08


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