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Volume change behaviour of expansive soils

Sridharan, A (1999) Volume change behaviour of expansive soils. In: International Symposium on Problematic Soils, OCT 28-30, 1998, Sendai, Japan.

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Understanding the volume change behaviour of expansive soils/clays becomes a dire necessity to obtain engineering solutions to structures founded on these soils. Behaviour of expansive soils does not conform to the natural behaviour of fine grained soils. Most of the cases, the permissible heave/settlement forms the design criteria. The paper discusses the basic properties, the role of effective stress concept, basic mechanism in controlling the volume change behaviour, the role of double layer repulsion and its validity and certain basic considerations of footing resting on an expansive soil with respect to heave or settlement and the soil reinforcement as a possible engineering solution.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: A A Balkema
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to A A Balkema.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 08:46
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 07:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43909

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