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Pueyo-Anchuela, O., Casas-Sainz, A.M., Pocovi, J.A. and Anson-Lopezo, D. (2011) Multidisciplinary Approach for Urban Planning in Alluvial Karstic Zones. Case study from the Central Ebro Basin (Spain). Engineering Geology, 122, 222-238.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2011.05.016

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  • TITLE: Geomorphological, Geological and Engineering Geological Aspects for Sustainable Urban Planning of Mymensingh City, Bangladesh

    AUTHORS: Salma Akter, Reshad Md. Ekram Ali, Shahtaj Karim, Mahmuda Khatun, Mohammad Feruj Alam

    KEYWORDS: Geology, Engineering Geology, Standard Penetration Test (SPT)

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Geology, Vol.8 No.7, July 31, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Geomorphological, geological and engineering geological information is used as the base data to characterize the subsurface condition and for sustainable urban planning and development of the rapidly expanding Mymensingh city. Extensive field work has been completed to get the realistic scenario, data and samples have been collected from surface and subsurface with auguring and geotechnical boring. The laboratory tests have been performed following standard laboratory procedures. Geomorphologically the area is broadly classified into Older Floodplain or Mymensingh Terrace and Younger Floodplain. These two flood plains are separated by Old Brahmaputra River. Geologically the area is mainly covered by the recent alluvial flood plain deposits which are underlain by the Pleistocene Madhupur clay deposits. The Younger Flood Plain deposit consists of mainly unconsolidated fine to medium sands with some silt and clay whereas the Older Flood Plain deposits are mainly consisting of silty clay and fine to medium sand. Moderately compacted sediments of older flood plain deposit are suitable for urban development. Based on geotechnical characteristics and the N values (blow counts of Spontaneous Penetration Test, SPT) of the subsurface sediments, the study area is classified into four Engineering Geological Units. Unit I indicates loose soil and is suitable for shallow foundation. Unit II is indicating compact soil packing; N value of these two units increase with depth and would be good for heavy foundation. Unit III is suitable for shallow structures. Unit IV, which is composed of mostly clay, silty clay and sand with highly compressive organic clay, is recommended to avoid any heavy construction and could be used as open place, water retaining zone etc. Beside the geological and engineering geological study details hydrology and hydrogeological and a systematic study on seismic hazards are strongly recommended before planning of urban area.