COMPOSITION AND ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF SOIL

THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPOSITIONAL DATA ON SOILS IS SHOWN. MINERAL ANALYSES OF SOILS ARE EXCELLENT FOR SOIL DESCRIPTION AND ARE USUALLY RELIABLE INDICATORS OF SOIL BEHAVIOR. FOR SOILS CONTAINING SUCH MINERALS AS MONTMORILLONOID AND HALLOYSITE, A MINERAL ANALYSIS CAN BE MORE VALUABLE THAN THE RESULTS OF ROUTINE LABORATORY TESTS. ON LARGE ENGINEERING PROJECTS, MINERAL ANALYSES OF THE SOILS INVOLVED SHOULD BE MADE, NOT ONLY AS AN AID IN DESIGN, BUT ALSO FOR DETERMINING THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF THE ENGINEERING TEST PROGRAM NEEDED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 32, pp 576 - 590, 4 FIG, 2 TAB, 26 REF
  • Authors:
    • Lambe, T W
    • Martin, R T
  • Publication Date: 1953

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 13-16, 1953
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1971 12:00AM