cohesionless soil


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cohesionless soil

(kəʊˈhiːʒənlɪs)
n
(Geological Science) any free-running type of soil, such as sand or gravel, whose strength depends on friction between particles. Also called: frictional soil Compare cohesive soil
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Obermayr M, Dressier K, Vrettos C, Eberhard P (2011) Prediction of draft force in cohesionless soil with the Discrete Element Method.
The ultimate bearing capacity ([q.sub.ult]) of a concentrically vertically loaded footing in cohesionless soil for general shear failure can be calculated using Equation (1), Chen (1975)
It should be noted that those equations were developed based on limit equilibrium for cohesionless soil and should be used only for granular soil e.
For the cohesionless soil of the rockfill in the study, a high compacted dry density can be achieved under the condition of completely dry or fully saturated in the Proctor compaction test.
Takahashi, "Experimental investigations on suffusion characteristics and its mechanical consequences on saturated cohesionless soil," Soils and Foundations, vol.
Corte, "Shallow tunnels in cohesionless soil: stability of tunnel face," Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, vol.
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.
Young sedimentary cohesionless soil deposits with low water table are exceptionally vulnerable to liquefaction.
Agroforestry may stabilize a shallow soil, where tree roots reach to bedrock, or a well-drained cohesionless soil (Montgomery et al., 2000), such as those found in Class C areas of the Yojoa Group.
Cohesion may be supplied to cohesionless soil grains by asphalt.