Soils in space

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    Most of the interesting properties of soils and other granular materials arise from the space that exists between and around the individual particles. Tests on mixtures of clay and fine gravel can be interpreted to suggest the loosest degree of packing for which some interaction between particles can occur. Tests on mixtures of sand with flexible fibres show enhanced dilatancy which can be modelled by allowing the fibres to steal some of the void from the sand.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConstitutive modelling of geomaterials
    Subtitle of host publicationadvances and new applications
    EditorsQiang Yang, Jian-Min Zhang, Hong Zheng, Yangping Yao
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642328145
    ISBN (Print)9783642328138
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Publication series

    NameSpringer series in geomechanics and geoengineering
    ISSN (Print)1866-8755


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