Soil Mechanics: Effects of water on soil |Structures Insider

Updated: Aug 16, 2020

  • Water can be chemically combined within soil particles ( chemically or electrically)

  • Water can be easily absorbed in a thin layer of soil.

  • It can freely flow within the pores affecting the overall strength of the soil.

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EFFECTS of water on soil


Soil changes volume gradually in response to a change in pressure due to pore water pressure.

Clay: has a very low coefficient of permeability.

definition of the coefficient of permeability: The measure of the capacity of the soil with which the water can easily flow through it.

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