Effect of oil on the behavior of collapsible soil

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doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-031-5-809
Authors:Labib, M. S.; Mansour, M. A.; Baligh, F. A.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
National Water Research Center, Construction Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt
Helwan University, Egypt
Volume Title:Proceedings of the 17th international conference on Soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering (Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4); The academia & practice of geotechnical engineering
Volume Authors:Hamza, Mamdouh, editor; Shahien, Marawan; El-Mossallamy, Yasser M.
Source:varies [Proceedings of the ... International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol.17, p.809-811; 17th international conference on Soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering (ICSMGE), Alexandria, Egypt, Oct. 5-9, 2009, edited by Mamdouh Hamza, Marawan Shahien and Yasser M. El-Mossallamy. Publisher: ISSMGE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering),], International. ISBN: 978-1-60750-508-2
Publication Date:2009
Note:In English. 15 refs.; illus., incl. 3 tables
Summary:The presence of collapsible soils has been reported at several locations in the Egyptian deserts. By definition, collapsible soils are moisture sensitive and susceptible to large reduction in volume when subjected to wetting. Nowadays, as a result of industrial developments in the desert regions, collapsible soils can also be subjected to leak oil contamination. In this research, the effect of oil contamination on the collapsibility of soil is investigated through a laboratory testing program. A series of oedometer tests were carried out on samples of collapsible soils with different constituents, obtained from different locations in the Egyptian deserts. For each soil type the collapse potentials due to oil contamination and moisture increase were compared. The results showed that, the collapse potential of a soil inundated by oil is always less than when inundated by water. This difference in behavior depends on many factors such as type and percent of the cementing material, chemical components of soil and others.
Subjects:Collapse structures; Consolidation; Consolidometers; Deserts; Engineering geology; Engineering properties; Experimental studies; Grain size; Hydrocarbons; Laboratory studies; Organic compounds; Pollution; Saturation; Soil mechanics; Soil pollution; Soils; Water content; Africa; Egypt; North Africa
Record ID:2019081688
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