10. Engineering properties of the carbonate sediments along the Abu Dhabi coast, United Arab Emirates

  1. Christopher G. St.C. Kendall2,
  2. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan3,
  3. Ian Jarvis4 and
  4. Tom Stevens5
  1. Roger J. Epps

Published Online: 31 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392326.ch10

Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman

Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman

How to Cite

Epps, R. J. (2010) Engineering properties of the carbonate sediments along the Abu Dhabi coast, United Arab Emirates, in Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman (eds C. G. St.C. Kendall, A. S. Alsharhan, I. Jarvis and T. Stevens), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392326.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 USA

  2. 3

    Faculty of Science, UAE University, P.O. Box 17551, Al-Ain United Arab Emirates

  3. 4

    School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research, Kingston University London, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK

  4. 5

    Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK

Author Information

  1. Consultant, ‘Chy Fawwyth’, 4 Goodyers, Ashdell Park, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2SH, UK Formerly Director, Fugro Engineering Services Limited

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444339109

Online ISBN: 9781444392326

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Keywords:

  • carbonate sediments;
  • geotechnical properties;
  • standard penetration test;
  • ground conditions;
  • magnesium calcite

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Geological Setting

  • Engineering Description and Classification

  • Geotechnical and Chemical Properties of Sediments

  • Engineering Considerations

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • Appendix: Brief Explanation of Engineering Terms Used

  • Documentation