Expansive Soils: Advances in Characterization and Treatment

Expansive Soils: Advances in Characterization and Treatment
By Amer Ali Al-Rawas, Mattheus F. A. Goosen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Number Of Pages: 550
Publication Date: 2006-06-02
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0415396816
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780415396813
Binding: Hardcover

With their ability to swell and shrink in relation to the environment's water *******, expansive soils are considered as geonatural hazards and form a challenge to geotechnical and construction engineers. Addressing the problems associated with these soils, this book provides expert contributions on the recent advances in the characteristics and treatment of expansive soils. Beginning with an overview on the nature, identification, and classification of expansive soils, it confronts current issues including volume change characteristics; site characterization; the measurement and assessment of soil swelling potential; suction; lime and cement stabilization and other stabilization methods.