The Structure of Compacted Clay

by T. William Lambe,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 2, Pg. 1-34

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper describes the nature of clay structure, a term referring to the arrangement of particles and the electrical forces acting between them. The effects of forces and environmental factors on structure are inferred from the principles of colloid chemistry and crystal chemistry.

Subject Headings: Soil structures | Compacted soils | Clays | Particles | Environmental issues | Colloids

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