Ultimate bearing capacity of rock masses - ScienceDirect
The determination of the ultimate bearing capacity of spread foundations on rock masses has traditionally been considered taking into account previous experience, using empirical criteria or applying local or national codesAR1].Hydrogeological characteristics of Deccan trap formations,,basalt forms a confined aquifer. It is interesting to note that unlike other hard rocks viz. granites etc., Deccan traps behave as a multiaquifer system, somewhat similar to a sedimentary rock sequence. One can find a potential water bearing horizon (vesicular, amygdaloidal, jointed or weathered basalt), sandwiched betweenShort note on Laterite Soil in India - ImportantIndia,Laterite soils in India are found in the Eastern Ghat of Orissa, the Southern parts of Western Ghat, Malabar Coastal plains and Ratnagiri of Maharashtra and some part of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Meghalaya, western part of West Bengal. Laterite soils are said to farraginous aluminous rock.