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Assessment of Damages Caused by Expansive Soil on Buildings Constructed in Bahir Dar

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dc.contributor.advisor Haile, Messele (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Solomon, Tibebu
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-27T11:48:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-27T11:48:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/4168
dc.description.abstract In this study it has been tried to assess the extent of damages caused by expansive soil on buildings constructed in Bahir Dar. Seventy Eight buildings were randomly selected from 20 different expansive soil locations. The assessment showed that out of those 78 buildings 68(87%) of them are adversely affected. In most buildings more than one building components are damaged. The damage has been analyzed and interpreted systematically with respect to type of foundation, wall, floor, pavement, door, window and fence. The extent of damage is very high on pavements and decreases when we proceed to walls, floors and foundation in their respective orders. The study showed that the main cause of failure is fluctuation of ground water table. In addition to this poor surface drainage, presence of tress and vegetation close to buildings, damaged utility lines and improper design also have great contributions. Based on the causes of failures and other factors attempt was made to propose remedial measures for already damaged buildings constructed in expansive soil locations of the study area. In addition to this suitable foundation types and construction details have been also proposed for new buildings to be constructed in these areas. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Geotechnical Engineering en_US
dc.title Assessment of Damages Caused by Expansive Soil on Buildings Constructed in Bahir Dar en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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