A proposed method of estimating the swelling characteristics of soils: Some examples from Greece

  • G. Tsiambaos
  • Ch. Tsaligopoulos


Swelling soils in Greece belong mainty to the Quaternary clay soils and Neogene marls. Some of these soils, exhibiting a moderate to high swelling potential, are tested in the consolidometer and their swelling characteristics are determined. Furthermore, a new method for estimation of the swelling pressure and/or percentage swelling under certain conditions is proposed, based on the evaluation of test results.


Liquid Limit Plasticity Index Expansive Soil Soil Specimen Atterberg Limit 

Proposition d'une méthode d'estimation des caractéristiques de gonflement des sols: Quelques exemples en Grèce


Les sols gonflants de Grèce sont principalement des sols argileux quaternaires ou des marnes néogènes. Quelques échantillons de ces sols avec un potentiel de gonflement modéré à élevé ont été soumis à des essais oedométriques et leurs caractéristiques de gonflement ont été déterminées. L'évaluation des résultats des essais nous a ensuite conduits à proposer une nouvelle méthode pour l'estimation de la pression et/ou du pourcentage de gonflement sous certaines conditions.


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© International Association of Engineering Geology 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Tsiambaos
    • 1
  • Ch. Tsaligopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Geotechnical EngineeringCentral Laboratory of Public WorksAthensGreece

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