noncohesive soil

noncohesive soil

A soil such as gravel or sand in which the particles do not stick together, as opposed to a sticky clay or claylike silt.
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2004a, 2004b) have also reported the existence of tunnel erosion process in nondispersive material resulting from the liquefaction of noncohesive soils and mine spoil containing high silt and sand content.
It is interesting to note that at 30% slope, where detachment limited conditions are more likely to prevail, it was not the well-aggregated soils that were the most erodible, but the sandy noncohesive soils.