oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Canal construction in expansive slickensided soils



The Zuikerbosch canal was required to be a high security canal designed to operate continually without down-time for maintenance. It was therefore necessary to take steps to ensure that the highly expansive slickensided clays encountered along the canal route would not produce differential soil movements sufficient to damage the thin concrete lining of the canal.


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