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Modern Earth Buildings by M Krayenhoff, R Lindsay, M Hall

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Soil materials for earth construction: properties, classification and suitability testing

L.N. Reddi,     Florida International University, USA

A.K. Jain and H.-B. Yun,     University of Central Florida, USA

Abstract:

Each soil has a different particle size and/or mineral structure, based on the process of formation. This leads to different properties, which distinguish the constructional abilities of a soil. A brief discussion of soil types and classification is provided. Chief mineral constituents of clays along with their structures are explained. Different soil properties which make soil a suitable construction material are also discussed. Some soil property tests to identify soil properties, such as consistency and compaction are ...

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