Site characterisation for residential slabs and footings - Australian practice

Sivakugan, Nagaratnam, Ameratunga, Jay, and Das, Braja M. (2020) Site characterisation for residential slabs and footings - Australian practice. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 14 (2). pp. 130-133.

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Expansive soils, known as reactive soils in Australia, pose serious threat to low-rise buildings, roadworks and other infrastructure. Expansive soils are encountered in all capital cities. The purpose of this technical note is to summarise the Australian practice of site classification, especially when expansive soils are present. The expected vertical movement at the ground level due to seasonal changes in moisture content is used as the basis for site classification. This is computed on the basis of the depth within which the moisture changes are expected and the maximum suction expected at the ground level.

Item ID: 62278
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1939-7879
Keywords: expansive soils, reactive soils, soil characterisation, site classification, shrink-swell, suction
Copyright Information: © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2020 05:41
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