A GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION ON OR WITH MATERIALS EXHIBITING ADDITIONAL SETTLEMENT DUE TO "COLLAPSE" OF GRAIN STRUCTURE

Collapse settlement is the term applied to an additional settlement of a foundation due to the wetting-up of a partly saturated subsoil, normally without any increase of applied pressure. Procedures for recognizing the possibility of such collapse settlement during site exploration and methods for predicting its probable value are given. Common misconceptions and misinterpretations are also described. abstract no. 218081. /Author/TRRL/

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    South African Institute of Civil Engineers

    2 Hollard Street
    Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Pells, P
    • Robertson, A
    • Jennings, J E
    • Knight, K
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134344
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 86961 0732
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM