ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF CLAY SOILS

A CLAY SOIL IS DEFINED FOR THE PRESENT PURPOSE AS ONE CONTAINING A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF CLAY TO GIVE IT THE PROPERTY OF PLASTICITY WHEN MOIST AND/OR COHESION WHEN DRY. PEDOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE DISCUSSED AND THE PEDOLOGIC SYSTEM OF SOIL CLASSIFICATION. GENERAL CONSIDERATION OF GRADATION AND STRUCTURAL FACTORS ARE MADE IN DISCUSSION OF THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF COHESIVE SOILS AS RELATED TO COMPOSITIONAL AND STRUCTURAL FACTORS. SOIL DYNAMICS ARE DISCUSSED IN RELATION TO SOIL STABILIZATION. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT SUCCESSFUL SOIL ENGINEERING IS BASED ON THE UNDERSTANDING OF BOTH (1) SOIL ANATOMY, WHICH IS CONCERNED WITH THE DEGRADATION, MINERALOGICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTER OF THE SOLID COMPONENTS, AND THEIR ARRANGEMENT TO SECONDARY STRUCTURAL UNITS, (2) SOIL MECHANICS, WHICH IS CONCERNED WITH THE RESISTANCE TO CONSOLIDATING AND SHEAR FORCES AND WITH THE PERMEABILITY TO WATER, (3) SOIL DYNAMICS, OR SOIL PHYSIOLOGY, CONCERNED WITH THE RATE PROCESSES OF TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE MOVEMENT AND THEIR SOIL-MECHANICAL EFFECTS, AS WELL AS WITH BIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA, AND (4) GENERAL COLLOID CHEMISTRY AS A GUIDE TO RATIONAL DESIGN, AND TO CORRECTIVE AND STABILIZING MEASURES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Bulletin 1, 34 PP, 10 FIG, 15 TAB, 43 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Winterkorn Road Research Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Winterkorn, H F
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  • Accession Number: 00229158
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:12AM