Introduction

Authored by: Bujang B.K. Huat , David G. Toll

Handbook of Tropical Residual Soils Engineering

Print publication date:  May  2012
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415457316
eBook ISBN: 9780203098325
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b12302-1

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Abstract

Residual soils are found in many parts of the world and are extensively used in the construction of foundations and as a construction material. In tropical areas, residual soil layers are often extensive and may measure a few hundred meters until unweathered rock is reached. As the major soil and foundation engineering conditions are determined by this type of soil, evidently all aspects should be known before the engineering work is started.

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