CVG-2107 (Chapter 2) 4

CVG-2107 (Chapter 2) 4 - Sub-rounded Rounded Very rounded 3...

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Prof. M. Fall - Uniersity of Ottawa Prof. M. Fall - Uniersity of Ottawa 4 The soil particles can have various shapes Angular Sub-angular Sub-rounded Rounded Very rounded 3. Shape and size of the soil grains The soil particles can have various shapes The erosion and/or the transport of the soil grains by the wind or water lead to rounded particles B Sub-angular Angular Generally the angular particles possess better geotechnical properties (strength) than do non angular particles. (The particles transported by the glaciers are angular because there is little friction between the particles). 3. Shape and size of the soil grains
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Unformatted text preview: Sub-rounded Rounded Very rounded 3. Shape and size of the soil grains Summary 3. Shape and size of the soil grains 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 Why is it important to study specifically the clay minerals? What is the structure of the clay mineral? Are they different types of clay mineral? What are the fundamental properties of the clay minerals? Objectives Find the answers to following questions :...
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