Laterite Soils and Their Engineering Characteristics

by K.S. Bawa,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 4, Pg. 1-15

Document Type: Journal Paper


Laterite soils are tropical deposits occurring generally as residual surface deposits; review of existing literature concerning origin, distribution and physical properties of soils and evaluation from civil engineering point of view; information presented is of importance for preliminary planning and design of engineering structures in laterite soil regions. (56 refs.)

Subject Headings: Residual soils | Tropical soils | Soil properties | Surface properties | Existing buildings | Physical properties | Structural behavior | Structural design

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