Characteristics of soils

Authored by: Yanrong Li

Handbook of Geotechnical Testing

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  December  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367340643
eBook ISBN: 9780429323744
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Soil is the accumulation of mineral particles formed by the weathering, transportation, sedimentation and reconstruction of rocks. The weathering process may be physical, chemical and biological. The agent of transportation can be gravity, wind, water and glaciers. The reconstruction modes include tectonics, weathering, chemistry, gravity, radiation, temperature, biological processes and cementation.[1]

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