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Articles by E.S. Joel
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  O.O. Adewoyin , M. Omeje , E.S. Joel and O.T. Kayode
  The heterogeneous nature of the subsurface requires the use of factual information to deal with rather than empirical or generalized equations. Therefore, there is need to determine the actual rate of possible settlement in the soil before structures are built on it. This information will help to determining the type of foundation design and the kind of reinforcement that will be necessary in constructions. This study presents a simplified and a faster approach to determining foundation settlement in the soil using real field data acquired from seismic refraction techniques and cone penetration tests. This approach was also able to determine the depth of settlement of each strata of soil. The rate of settlement for the four profiles was found to vary between 0.019 and 0.035 m. The results obtained revealed the different depthof possible settlement.
  O.O. Adewoyin , E.S. Joel and O.T. Kayode
  Groundwater accounts for a major percentage of the world’s fresh water and it is fairly distributed all over the world. It has always been considered to be a readily available source of water for domestic, agricultural and industrial use. Various strategies have been adopted for the development and management of groundwater resource because of its importance to life. This presentation enumerated some of the factors affecting groundwater quality and its diminishing quantity. It also highlighted the effect of these on the economy, health and the environment. It was concluded that poverty can be reduced if conscious effort is made to develop and manage groundwater resource.
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