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Author Bensallam, Saad ♦ Bahi, Lahcen ♦ Alaoui, Mohamed ♦ Ejjaaouani, Houssine ♦ Shakhirev, Vladimir
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Earth sciences
Subject Keyword clayey soil ♦ expansive clay behavior ♦ cyclic test ♦ wetting and drying ♦ applied load ♦ Earth Sciences
Abstract The succession of wet and dry periods due to seasonal variations strongly influences the behavior of expansive clayey soils, and the negligence of this influencing parameter can compromise the long-term stability of structures built on these soils. To analyze this specific cyclic behavior, laboratory tests were performed during three wetting-drying successive cycles. In addition, the cyclic effect analysis was combined to the applied load effect in order to evaluate how the applied load can affect the cyclic behavior of expansive soils (clayey soil from the north of Safi, Morocco). It clearly appears that upon successive cycles, both swelling and shrinkage deformations decrease, and that the applied load modifies the soil behavior by reducing both deformations and soil kinetics.
ISSN 12264806
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-08-06
Publisher Place Berlin, Heidelberg
e-ISSN 15987477
Journal Geosciences Journal
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 1
Page Count 7
Starting Page 81
Ending Page 87


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