Analysis of the Causes of Road Failure in some parts of Nigeria (A Review)

ABSTRACT

This research assesses the various factors responsible for road failures in the southwestern and south-southern parts of Nigeria with the aim of reporting findings to the public domain. The research further stressed the importance and relevance of geophysics in evaluating civil engineering structures such as roads. The above goals were met by studying the results of surveys carried out by researchers in southern Nigeria. Electrical Resistivity and Electromagnetic methods have been used to evaluate subsurface integrity around the southern part of Nigeria. The VLF-EM methods were used by researchers to carryout survey in these areas which showed the presence of near surface linear geologic structures of varying lengths, depths and attitude, which suggest probable conductive zones that affect the foundation of roads. The quantitative interpretation of VES results obtained from various parts of the southern part of Nigeria established the presence of clay materials which is indicated by low resistivity values or high conductivity values.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page

Abstract

Table of
Contents

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

GeneralStatement

Statement ofProblem

Objective of Study

Significance of Study

Limitations of Study

 

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

 

CHAPTER THREE: MATERIALS AND METHODS

Electromagnetic Method

Electrical Method

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Results

Discussion of Results

CHAPTER FIVE

Summary/Conclusion

Recommendation

References

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APA

Umoh, J. (2018). Analysis of the Causes of Road Failure in some parts of Nigeria (A Review). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-the-causes-of-road-failure-in-some-parts-of-nigeria-a-review-4786

MLA 8th

Umoh, Justin "Analysis of the Causes of Road Failure in some parts of Nigeria (A Review)" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-the-causes-of-road-failure-in-some-parts-of-nigeria-a-review-4786. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Umoh, Justin . "Analysis of the Causes of Road Failure in some parts of Nigeria (A Review)". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 24 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-the-causes-of-road-failure-in-some-parts-of-nigeria-a-review-4786 >.

Chicago

Umoh, Justin . "Analysis of the Causes of Road Failure in some parts of Nigeria (A Review)" Afribary (2018). Accessed July 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-the-causes-of-road-failure-in-some-parts-of-nigeria-a-review-4786