cohesive soil


Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to cohesive soil: cohesionless soil, granular soil

cohesive soil

[kō′hē·siv ′sȯil]
(geology)
A sticky soil, such as clay or silt; its shear strength equals about half its unconfined compressive strength.

cohesive soil

1.A soil which when unconfined has appreciable cohesion when submerged, and considerable strength when air-dried.
2. Soil, such as clay, whose particles adhere to each other by means of adhesive and cohesive forces.
References in periodicals archive ?
With regard to the genesis of cohesive soil horizons, researchers still disagree as to the processes involved.
Numerical studies of the bearing capacity of the shallow foundations on cohesive soil subjected to combined loading, Geotechnique 50(4): 409-418.
Cohesive soils can suffer quite different failure mechanisms under some circumstances, so that the design using only the formula is impermissible.
In addition, the lab contains an ex situ scour testing device to investigate hydraulic loading on cohesive soils samples.
The measurement of permeability based on gas flow techniques is clearly most suited to granular soils, and is generally unsuitable for application to homogenous cohesive soils.
In this study clay soil added with Microsilica is used to evaluate existing failure criteria for cohesive soil.
In removal of soil by the action of flow alone, Hairsine and Rose (1992a, 1992b) use the term entrainment to describe the removal of sediment from the original cohesive soil by mutual shear stress between soil and water flowing on it.
Moreover, time-dependent scour in cohesive soil layers is the subject of an ongoing National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project being conducted at Texas A&M University.
Hyperbolic stress-strain response: cohesive soil, Journal of Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division 89(1): 115-144.
Scour of a cohesive soil by submerged plane turbulent wall jets".
Bearing Capacity analysis of reinforced foundation son cohesive soil," Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 16: 195-206.