oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Dispersive soils
|Article Title||Dispersive soils|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Jul 1985|
|Pages||347 - 354|
|Keyword(s)||Dispersive clays, Problem soil and Testing procedure|
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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