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ENGINEERING GEOLOGICAL SOIL AND ROCK CHARACTERIZATION IN THE MEKELLE TOWN, NORTHERN ETHIOPIA: IMPLICATIONS TO ENGINEERING PRACTICE (2010)
The study was conducted to assess the index properties and characterize soils and rocks of Mekele town located in the northern Ethiopia having an area of 45 km2. Geological, engineering geological and geotechnical condition of the rocks and soils was studied on the bases of field description, in-situ geotechnical test and laboratory analysis.
The main geotechnical problems that affect design and related infrastructure development in the town are found to be presence of expansive soil, cyclic weak and strong rock units with depth, and variable weathering profile.
MEJS, Volume 2 (2):64-86, 2010
Department of Earth Sciences, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Mekelle University, P.O. Box 1202, Mekelle