Assessment of the collapsing properties of the loess subsoil

openaccess, Vol. 603 (11) 2022 / poniedziałek, 28 listopada, 2022

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DOI: 10.15199/33.2022.11.35

Kokoszka Wanda. 2022. Assessment of the collapsing properties of the loess subsoil. Volume 603. Issue 11. Pages 126-128. Article in PDF file

Accepted for publication: 23.09.2022 r.

The economic and tourist attractiveness of loess areas means that they are intensively used for construction investments, both cubature and linear. However, the conditions of the construction substrate made of loess formations are considered unfavorable mainly due to high sensitivity to changes in moisture. The paper presents the problems of deformation processes in these soils, taking into account the microstructural analysis. The application of selected direct and indirect criteria for the assessment of collapsing properties has been analyzed on the example of loess research in the Rzeszów region.
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dr inż. Wanda Kokoszka, Politechnika Rzeszowska, Wydział Budownictwa, Inżynierii Środowiska i Architektury ORCID: 0000-0003-0486-9881

dr inż. Wanda Kokoszka, Politechnika Rzeszowska, Wydział Budownictwa, Inżynierii Środowiska i Architektury ORCID: 0000-0003-0486-9881

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DOI: 10.15199/33.2022.11.35

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