KEYNOTE PAPER: CONSTRUCTION IN TROPICAL SOILS. GEOMECHANICS IN TROPICAL SOILS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GEOMECHANICS IN TROPICAL SOILS, SINGAPORE, 12-14 DECEMBER 1988. VOLUME 2

The process of formation of tropical soils is reviewed and typical properties of tropical residual soil profiles are described. The failure modes of natural and cut slopes in tropical soils are summarized and it is shown that slopes in tropical soils can be rationally analysed and designed. Examples are cited to show that the settlement of raft and spread footings on tropical soils can be satisfactorily predicted. This conclusion applies also to the design of deep foundations in tropical soils. Some of the peculiarities of tropical soils, when used as construction materials, are described.(A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 820605.

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    AA Balkema

    P.O. Box 1675
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands  BR-3000
  • Authors:
    • BLIGHT, G E
  • Publication Date: 1990

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 449-467
  • Monograph Title: GEOMECHANICS IN TROPICAL SOILS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GEOMECHANICS IN TROPICAL SOILS, SINGAPORE, 12-14 DECEMBER 1988. VOLUMES 1 AND 2

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  • Accession Number: 00604639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 90-6191-816-2
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM