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Influence of Soil Geotechnical Propreties on Water Erosion in Brazzaville City

Author Affiliations

  • 1Departement of Geology, Faculty of Sciences and Technics, Marien Ngouabi University, Brazzaville, Congo
  • 2Departement of Geology, Faculty of Mines and Geology, Higher Institute of Mines and Metallurgy, Moa-CUBA
  • 3Departement of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic Higher National School, University Marien Ngouabi, Brazzaville
  • 4Departement of Geology, Faculty of Mines and Geology, Higher Institute of Mines and Metallurgy, Moa-CUBA
  • 5Departement of Geology, Faculty of Mines and Geology, Higher Institute of Mines and Metallurgy, Moa-CUBA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 5, Issue (12), Pages 1-4, December,26 (2016)

Abstract

Geotechnical results from tests of identification and consolidation in soil samples of sands deposits are presented. It is the sedimentary cover that lies unconformably on the Precambrian rocks. The sedimentary cover has similar characteristics like loess and comparable to those deposits found in other parts of the world. The laboratory results of edometric and sieve tests indicate this soil is sandy and loam, non-cohesive, collapsible leading to differential settlements between 4.3 and 5.5 cm.

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