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Unformatted text preview: 5. The soil structure Chap.2. Soils: types & structure Course outline 1. Introduction 3. Shape and size of soil grains 4. The clay minerals 2. Main categories of soils 6. Special categories of soil 5. The soil structure Place of geotechnical processes (landslide, liquefaction, etc.) Source of materials for civil engineering building Important natural ressources Why is studying soils relevant? Carry the fondations Carry the roads Underground facilities Mine waste management Retaining walls...
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