oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Collapsible soils : problem soils in South Africa - state of the art

Volume 27, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0009-7845



The paper reviews the state of the art of current engineering practice in South Africa with regard to soils which have a collapsible fabric. This includes a discussion on the collapse phenomenon and the distribution of soils with a collapsible fabric in South Africa. The development of procedures to identify collapsible soils and to quantify collapse is presented. Consideration is also given to engineering solutions to the collapse problem.

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