"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.
Schmidt, Norbert O., 1925-2009
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Rockaway, John D.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 58 pages
© 1971 John Richard Wagner, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Soil structure -- Analysis
Sedimentation and deposition
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066428~S5
Wagner, John Richard, "The artificial sedimentation of soil" (1971). Masters Theses. 3587.