Behavioral Characteristics of Residual Soils

by Bill Edelen, Jr., P.E., Froehling and Robertson, Inc., Charlotte, NC,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0454-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0454-2 (ISBN-10), 1999, Soft Cover, Pg. viii, 178
22 cm
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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 92
Conference information: Sessions of Geo-Congress '99 | Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | October 17-20, 1999

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This proceedings, Behavioral Characteristics in Residual Soils, contains papers presented during the sessions sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE in conjunction with the ASCE National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 17-20, 1999. Residual soils generally are derived, in place, as a result of long term weathering processes of the underlying bedrock formations. Between the surface soils and unweathered bedrock are varying stages of decomposed rock. The nature of this subsurface profile is highly variable, both horizontally and vertically. The papers discuss the characterization of residual soils by use of such field tests as standard penetration, pressuremeter, and dilatometer tests, and various laboratory tests. Several of the papers present case studies concerned with the use of grouting to reinforce residual limestone soils, minipiles to support a structure through boulders in residual soils, and vibro-replacement in residual soils.

Subject Headings: Soil properties | Residual soils | Penetration tests | Soil stabilization | Soil grouting | Professional societies | Bedrock | Field tests


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