SENSITIVITY OF CLAY TO REMOLDING AND ITS POSSIBLE CAUSES

THE SENSITIVITY OF CLAYS TO REMOLDING IS CORRELATED WITH THE GENERAL PROBLEM OF SOIL STRUCTURE. THE SOIL-PHYSICAL FACTS AND THEORIES OF STRUCTURE ARE PRESENTED IN A SIMPLIFIED MANNER. FRAGMENTAL AND GRANULAR SOIL STRUCTURES ARE REVEALED TO BE CONSEQUENCES OF THE LAW OF MINIMAL AREAS WITH MODIFICATION AS A RESULT OF CHEMICAL AND/OR MINERALOGICAL INHOMOGENEITY OF SOIL COMPOSITION. THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICO-CHEMICAL AND/OR CHEMICAL CEMENTATION AS A FACTOR IN WATER RESISTANT MASSIVE OR GRANULAR SOIL STRUCTURE IS EMPHASIZED. EXPERIMENTS PERFORMED ON FIVE SOIL SAMPLES (TWO FROM MISSISSIPPI, AND THREE VARVED CLAYS FROM ALBANY, N. Y.) INDICATE THAT THE GREAT SUSCEPTIBILITY OF THE VARVED CLAYS TO REMOLDING DERIVES FROM THEIR CEMENTATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 27, pp 435-442, 8 FIG, 2 TAB, 9 REF
  • Authors:
    • Winterkorn, H F
    • Tschebotarioff, G P
  • Publication Date: 1948

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 2-5, 1947
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00237989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1971 12:00AM