THE INFLUENCE OF CHANGING GROUNDWATER LEVELS ON THE GEOTECHNICAL BEHAVIOUR OF DESERT SANDS

The salt-cemented soils which occur at shallow depths in Kuwait owe much of their shear strength to their cementation and tests on natural and artificially cemented sands show that considerable loss of strength may result from soaking and throughflow of fresh water. The evidence that groundwater is rising in Kuwait due to leaking services and over-irrigation in the expanding urban areas therefore has major implications for the future integrity of structures. (Author/TRRL)

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    GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

    BURLINGTON HOUSE, PICCADILLY
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  W1V 0JU
  • Authors:
    • Al-Sanad, H A
    • Shaqour, F M
    • HENCHER, S R
    • LUMSDEN, A C
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00617413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM