cohesionless


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cohesionless

[kō′hē·zhən·ləs]
(geology)
Referring to a soil having low shear strength when dry, and low cohesion when wet. Also known as frictional; noncohesive.
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The surface vibratory or pneumatic compaction is regarded as the simplest and the cheapest method for densification of loose, saturated and cohesionless remolded soils in the tsunami affected areas.
Erosion of cohesionless clusters of spherical particles was studied by Mason and co-workers (2, 3) and the effect of shear stress and particle size on the erosion rate was modeled.
The development and verification of new tools to assess site-specific liquefaction potential, for example, require access to cohesionless soil sites where liquefaction has been observed during earthquakes and where soil characteristics are well-documented.
Anisotropic strength of cohesionless sands, Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division 107(9): 1219-1231.
Young sedimentary cohesionless soil deposits with low water table are exceptionally vulnerable to liquefaction.
General regression neural networks for driven piles in cohesionless soils, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering ASCE 124 (12): 1177-1185.
Effects of end conditions on triaxial compressive strength for cohesionless soil.