GEOTECHNICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF LATERITIC SOILS IN PARTS OF EJIGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

  • A. A. Bello
  • J. A. Ige,
  • S. Tajudeen

Abstract

Lateritic soils deposits over quartzites in Ejogbo Local Government Area, Southernwestern Nigeria have been characterized in terms of geotechnical and engineering properties.

Ten lateritic soil samples were collected in test pits and were subjected to the following laboratory tests: natural moisture content, grain size analysis, atterberg limits, compressive strength and compaction in accordance with the procedures of the British Standard 1377 of (1990).

The result of specific gravity ranged from 2.58 to 2.70. The grain size analysis result showed that percentage passing No. 200 (75mm) ranged between 10 and 33%. The liquid, plastic limit and plastic

Author Biographies

A. A. Bello

Department of civil engineering ladoke akintola university of technology, Ogbomoso Nigeria

J. A. Ige,

Department of civil engineering ladoke akintola university of technology, Ogbomoso Nigeria

S. Tajudeen

Department of civil engineering ladoke akintola university of technology, Ogbomoso Nigeria

Published
2019-02-01
How to Cite
Bello, A., Ige, J., & Tajudeen, S. (2019). GEOTECHNICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF LATERITIC SOILS IN PARTS OF EJIGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA. LAUTECH Journal of Engineering and Technology, 4(2), 34-38. Retrieved from http://laujet.com/index.php/laujet/article/view/164
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