Geotechnical applications and mechanical characterization of expanded clay


This manual has been developed to give the geotechnical designer all the information necessary to design lightweight embankments with expanded clay. The first two chapters analyze the geotechnical characteristics of expanded clay; chapter 3 develops in detail the design of embankments on soft soil and sliding slopes lightened with expanded clay; the fourth chapter analyze the installation procedures and problems and finally the fifth and final chapter describe the methods to verify and test the quality standards of the instalment of the lightweight embankment.