Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

Soil condition in desert regions of the Middle East is discussed according to geological features. Conditions in four different zones are presented. Common geotechnical foundation problems in each of these zones are presented. Some remedies are suggested. Some properties of salt bearing soil (Sabkha) are studied. The influence of Nacl concentration engineering properties of the subsoil in desert regions is singled out. General relations between the unique harsh desert weather and engineering practice are analysed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

5-6-1984

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Soil Conditions and Foundation Problems in the Desert Region of the Middle East

Soil condition in desert regions of the Middle East is discussed according to geological features. Conditions in four different zones are presented. Common geotechnical foundation problems in each of these zones are presented. Some remedies are suggested. Some properties of salt bearing soil (Sabkha) are studied. The influence of Nacl concentration engineering properties of the subsoil in desert regions is singled out. General relations between the unique harsh desert weather and engineering practice are analysed.