CVG-2107 (Chapter 2) 6

CVG-2107 (Chapter 2) 6 - Damage of the pavement due to...

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Prof. M. Fall - Uniersity of Ottawa Prof. M. Fall - Uniersity of Ottawa 6 Endommagement des ouvrages de génie civil par le gonflement des minéraux d’argile Source M. Mrad, modified Soil with swelling clays Shrinkage Swelling Civil engineering structures built on these types of soils may be damaged by these volume changes (swelling, shrinkage) Damage of the civil engineering structures by the swelling of clay minerals Example Typical damages caused by swelling or expansive soils Damage of civil engineering structures due to swelling clay Source US Dept of transportation Damage of the civil engineering structures by the swelling of clay minerals Damage of the pavement due to swelling
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Unformatted text preview: Damage of the pavement due to swelling clay mineral present in soil foundation clay mineral present in soil foundation Source G. Mummery Landslide/slope stability Slope failure along a highway near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia Damage of the civil engineering structures by the swelling of clay minerals Expansive soils are really expensive Problems caused by expansive soil in USA give rise to costs of over 2 billions $/year. In the typical year expansive soils cause more damage to buildings in the United States than hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods combined....
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