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  • J Earth Sci Clim Change 2015, Vol 6(5): 279
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000279

Engineering Properties and Shrinkage Limit of Swelling Soils in Greece

Christodoulias J*
Department of Geology and Geothechics, Leeds University, UK
*Corresponding Author : Christodoulias J, Department of Geology and Geothechics, Leeds University, UK, Tel: +6972912143, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Mar 16, 2015 / Accepted Date: Jun 08, 2015 / Published Date: Jun 18, 2015

Abstract

The engineering problems of swelling soil have arisen in Greece as well as in other parts of the world when a combination of unsaturated clay soils and uneven distribution of rainfall can occur. Expansive soil cause significant damage to structure and roadways by cyclic shrink-swell within the active zone of soil. This is one laboratory way to identify the shrinkage potential of clay soil in Greece. Laboratory tests were performed to examine the effectiveness of various methods in alleviating the adverse results of seasonal swelling – shrinking in connection with roads and buildings foundation, giving special attention to shrinkage limit test using the mercury apparatus, suggested by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory.

Keywords: Expansive soils; Soils engineering properties; Shrinkage limit

Citation: Christodoulias J (2015) Engineering Properties and Shrinkage Limit of Swelling Soils in Greece. J Earth Sci Clim Change 6: 279. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000279

Copyright: ©2015 Christodoulias J. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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