CVG-2107 (Chapter 2) 5

CVG-2107 (Chapter 2) 5 - If we look the volume of the...

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Prof. M. Fall - Uniersity of Ottawa Prof. M. Fall - Uniersity of Ottawa 5 4.1 Introduction 4.3 Different types of clay minerals 4.4 Fundamental properties of … 4.2 Structure of clay minerals 4.The clay minerals 4.1 Introduction Definitions Relevance Why studying the clay minerals? Many soils in the nature contain or are made from clay minerals Several damages of civil engineering structures or facilities are caused by soils containing clay minerals The clay minerals are used in many industrial applications (e.g. drilling mud, backfill, etc.) Why are the clay minerals so important?
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Unformatted text preview: If we look the volume of the materials of the earth’s crust (the first 20 km), we can notice that the clay minerals represent 16% of the total volume. The following diagram explains graphically the aforementioned value of 16% Many soils in the nature contain or are made from clay minerals Source University of Georgia Many soils in the nature contain or are made from clay minerals Who study the clay minerals ? Several disciplines Source University of Georgia Fondation Etc. Many soils in the nature contain or are made from clay minerals...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course GNG 4124 taught by Professor Soils during the Spring '11 term at Uni. of Nottingham Ningbo.

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