cohesive soil


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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.
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The direct shear test (ASTM D 3080) is commonly utilized approach to find the shear strength of granular soil mostly and less frequently the soil having a fraction of cohesive soil (Yoshida et al.
The latter parameters were estimated assuming that the realistic physical response of a rolling wheel on a cohesive soil will be maintained.
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.
Both cohesive soil and non-cohesive soils were investigated.
0, the lateritic soil sample falls into the group of medium cohesive soil (PI between 20 and 30%, [21]).
In general, the flow through the intact regions of cohesive soil will be orders of magnitude smaller than the flow through macro-voids, and consequently measurements in such soils using the proposed technique will effectively measure only the macro-void porosity.
Most cohesive soil conditions will permit pipe bursting.
However in general engineering practice the shear strength of cohesive soil is based on only cohesion (c) whereas in case of cohesionless soil the shear strength is mainly based on angle of internal friction.
finally, the bottom layer composed of medium and coarse sands of varying compaction laminated with cohesive soil in the form of clay, i.
Since, the models were generated based on the element tests data and validated by the centrifuge tests, it is reasonable to anticipate that the models are generalized enough to predict real normalized shear modulus of cohesive soil.