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Geotechnical properties of alluvial soils: An example from South of Sivas (Turkey)

  • Yilmaz I. 
  • Karacan E. 
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Summary

This study aims to determine the geotechnical properties of foundation soils and evaluation of foundation conditions, and the cause of construction deformation in the alluvial soils. The construction site consists of new and old alluvial (Quaternary) deposits in the study area. For the evaluation of foundation conditions, 6 undisturbed and 21 disturbed samples were collected from various locations. These samples were tested for various geotechnical properties including index properties, shear strength and consolidation characteristics. In the light of the results obtained, foundation problems were evaluated.

Keywords

Clay Void Ratio Expansive Soil Undrained Shear Strength Differential Settlement 

Propriétés géotechniques de sols alluviaux (Sud de Sivas, Turquie)

Résumé

Cette étude vise à déterminer les caractéristiques géotechniques de sols alluviaux et les conséquences sur les conditions des fondations et les déformations observées sur les constructions. Il s’agit de dépôts quaternaires anciens et récents. Six échantillons intacts et vingt-et-un remaniés ont été prélevés en différents points du site. Les identifications géotechniques, la résistance au cisaillement et les caractéristiques de consolidation ont été mesurées. Des enseignements en sont tirés quant aux problèmes de fondations.

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© International Assocaition of Engineering eology 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yilmaz I. 
    • 1
  • Karacan E. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geological EngineeringCumhuriyet UniversitySivasTurkey

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