A REVIEW OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF ROCK WEATHERING AND CLIMATE AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO FOUNDATION ENGINEERING

FACTORS AFFECTING WEATHERING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF RESIDUAL SOILS IN GENERAL AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE ENGINEERING CLASSIFICATIONS OF WEATHERED MATERIALS ARE BRIEFLY DISCUSSED. THE DEVELOPMENT OF RESIDUAL SOILS WITHIN FOUR PRINCIPAL CLIMATIC ZONES OF THE WORLD: PERIGLICIAL, TEMPERATIE, ARID, AND HUMID TROPICAL, IS EXAMINED IN MORE DETAIL. THE EINGINEERING BEHAVIOR OF THE RESIDUAL SOILS IN THESE ZONES IS REVIEWED AND COMPARED, FIRST BY CONSIDERING THE ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF THE VARIOUS SOILS AND SECOND BY THEIR PERFORMANCE AS FOUNDATION MATERIAL. RESULTS ARE SUMMARIZED IN THE FORM OF TABLES AND FIGURES. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT GENERALIZED KNOWLEDGE OF CLIMATE AND ENGINEERING BEHAVIOR OF WEATHERING ROCK AND RESIDUAL SOILS IS HELPFUL IN THE PLANNING OF ENGINEERING PROJECTS AND IN THE ECONOMIC DESIGN OF SITE INVESTIGATIONS, BUT IT IS EMPHASISED EACH SITE MUST BE INVESTIGATED ON ITS OWN MERITS. /RRL/

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    • Vol 4, No 4, PP 289-325, 3 FIG, 3 TAB, 4 PHOT, 72 REF
  • Authors:
    • Saunders, M K
    • FOOKES, P G
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  • Accession Number: 00229400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 1971 12:00AM