Published: Jan 1, 2010
Patras ring road Pliopleistocene sediments fine grained Upper Geotechnical unit
A. Kouki
D. Rozos
The fine grained Plio-Pleistocene sediments encountered along the Patras Ring Road project (PRR) were distinguished into two lithological units, the Upper Geotechnical and the Lower Geotechnical Unit, based on the detailed engineering geological – geotechnical mapping, at a scale of 1:5000, on fieldwork, as well as on data gained from the boreholes drilled during the design and construction of the project. These units are distinguishable, stratigraphically successive and present basic differences in lithological composition, consistency and permeability and therefore different mechanical behaviour during construction.
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