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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Pleistocene deposits from wind, water and ice dominate the soil engineering in Iowa. For foundation engineering the in situ properties of soils must be evaluated, the most pertinent properties being shear strength and compressibility. Alternately if the soil is to be used as a construction material, for example in embankment or earth dam construction, disturbed properties such as grain size and plasticity are utilized and are reflected in engineering classification. The shear strength, compressibility, and engineering classification of the various types of Pleistocene and Recent deposits in Iowa are presented and discussed, and examples of the use of shear strength data in slope stability and bearing capacity problems are presented.

Publication Date

1968

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

75

Issue

1

First Page

210

Last Page

224

Copyright

© Copyright 1968 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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