GENERAL REPORT: GEOMECHANICS 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

Fourteen papers were presented for discussion at the Technical Session I upon the theme "Characterisation, identification and classification of tropical soils". The treatment of each topic started with a literature review, followed by discussion on the relationship between the tropical residual soil forming processes and the specific soil parameter with specific reference to the environmental factors. Previous studies relating to the use of the specific paramaters in the characterisation of tropical residual soils are then discussed. The topics covered are: (1) field description and identification of tropical residual soils; (2) slope failure in saprolitic soils; (3) netted red clay in China; (4) shallow foundation engineering; (5) fabric variability and testing of a granite saprolite; (6) the physical characterisation of weathering; (7) granitic saprolitic soils; (8) the role of iron oxide in tropical soil properties,; (9) influence of climate upon tropical soils; (10) identification and classification of granitic residual soils; (11) pore size distribution characteristics; and papers 12, 13 and 14, examine aspects of the classification and identification of tropical soils. For the covering abstract see IRRD 820605.

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    AA Balkema

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  • Authors:
    • Gidigasu, M D
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 495-505
  • 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: 00604642
  • 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