Masters Theses

Abstract

"Previous investigations concerned with artificially sedimented soils and a review of the literature on soil structure are summarized. These studies show that many of the physical properties of a soil depend upon its structure and that the structure of a sedimented soil depends principally upon the salt content of the pore water. In addition, artificially sedimented soils have been shown to have a "natural" soil structure. An apparatus was developed which will automatically sediment soils in water of controlled salt content. To determine whether or not the apparatus was able to sediment uniform and homogeneous soil samples, moisture content determinations, visual inspections, and hydrometer analyses were conducted. It was concluded from these tests that the artificial sedimentation apparatus developed in this study provides a feasible means of preparing "natural" soil samples in the laboratory"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Schmidt, Norbert O., 1925-2009

Committee Member(s)

Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Rockaway, John D.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

vii, 58 pages

Rights

© 1971 John Richard Wagner, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soil structure -- Analysis
Soil mechanics
Sedimentation and deposition

Thesis Number

T 2651

Print OCLC #

6037552

Electronic OCLC #

882093849

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