n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese - A proposed classification of ferricrete - : technical paper

Volume 40, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2019



A classification system for ferricrete is proposed for especially the geomorphological, geological and engineering fields. Ferricrete has been divided into nodular, hardpan and boulder classes. In turn, the hardpan class is subdivided into two subclasses, viz honeycomb and massive. Each class or subclass is defined in terms of morphological properties, while other associated features such as colour and hardness are used as additional criteria to specify each. The utilization potential and some limiting factors for engineering and other uses are also given.

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