oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Dispersive soils

Volume 27, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The nature and occurrence of known deposits of dispersive clays in Southern Africa are descriptionbed. The main testing procedures for the identification of these clays are given and it is stressed that all clays considered for construction should be tested for potential dispersiveness. Methods of constructing safe and economic structures with dispersive clays are also given with references to some case histories.

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