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Foundations: Shallow and deep foundations, unsaturated conditions, heave and collapse, monitoring and proof testing

Authored by: A. Viana da Fonseca , S. Buttling , R.Q. Coutinho

Handbook of Tropical Residual Soils Engineering

Print publication date:  May  2012
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415457316
eBook ISBN: 9780203098325
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Many aspects of foundation design and construction in tropical soils are the same as those in sedimented soils, about which many text books have already been written. We have therefore tried to emphasise those aspects of foundation engineering on tropical soils which are unconventional, based on our combined experiences in many regions of the world where tropical residual soils exist.

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