Residual soils are found in many parts of the world and are used extensively as construction materials for roads, embankments and dams, and to support the foundations of buildings, bridges and load-bearing pavements. The characteristics and engineering properties of residual soils can differ significantly from those of the more familiar transported

chapter 1|40 pages

Origin and formation of residual soils

ByG.E. Blight

chapter 2|22 pages

Microstructure,mineralogy and classification of residual soils

ByA.B. Fourie,T.Y. Irfan, J.B. Queiroz de Carvalho, J.V. Simmons & L.D.Wesley

chapter 3|18 pages

Describing the engineering properties of residual soils as observed in situ

ByG.E. Blight & J.V. Simmons

chapter 4|38 pages

The mechanics of compaction and compacted residual soil

ByG.E. Blight & J.V. Simmons

chapter 6|64 pages

Compressibility, settlement and heave of residual soils

ByR.D. Barksdale & G.E. Blight

chapter 7|72 pages

Shear strength behaviour and the measurement of shear strength in residual soils

ByR.P. Brenner, V.K. Garga & G.E. Blight