Performance of concrete foundation slabs on Canadian clays/ Comportement de dalles de fondations en beton au contact d'argiles canadiennes

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Volume1, DIV. 3A
Pages803806; # of pages: 4
Subjectshallow foundations; clay soils; climatic loads; soil mechanics; Basements and foundations
AbstractTo study the performance of concrete slabs placed directly on the ground as foundation units for small structures, the Division of Building Research constructed two slabs in Ottawa and one in Winnipeg. These two locations represent wide variations in soil and climate conditions. In both locations the slabs were constructed on clay subsoils with well-known swelling and shrinking characteristics. This paper describes the performance of the slabs during several years of operation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6348
NPARC number20375735
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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