Design with Residual Materials: Geotechnical and Construction Considerations

by Gordon Matheson,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0207-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0207-8 (ISBN-10), 1996, Soft Cover, Pg. vii, 76
22 cm
GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 63
Conference information: Sessions | DataNotAvailable | November 10-14, 1996

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Residual materials are in-place soil and rock like material derived from the chemical weathering of rock. The nature of residual material is a function of the type of parent material and the extent the weathering process has disintegrated this material. The uses of residual materials are varied. These materials, due to their both soil and rock like properties, pose significant engineering and design challenges. This proceedings, Design with Residual Materials: Geotechnical and Construction Considerations, is a compilation of papers that discuss the origin of residual materials, and design and construction with residual materials. The contributors are both geologists and engineers that have extensive practical experience with these materials.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Materials processing | Material properties | Weathering | Soil properties | Rocks | Rock properties


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