Study of Some Engineering Properties of Marshes Soil "Alhammar Marsh "


The marshes are very important areas in iraq , in spite of that ,the geotechnical studiesare still very limited . Two locations which have been selected for study in this research ; alfohod and al hammar region .The engineering properties of the soil have been studied and focused on the collapseproperties and strength of soil , the tests performed on the soaked soil that the waterreflowing away from it during the summer time, we expect these regions to develop in theconstruction and tourism sides.The results reveal that the soil of the two regions contains high percentage of salts ,althoughthe soil soaked with water along the winter.also, it was found that the soil is soft and it is collapse soil and the degree of collapse rangingfrom severe to moderate.