Chapter 3. Soils and Water

  1. J. Patrick Powers P.E. field engineer superintendent project manager Chief Engineer Consulting Engineers,
  2. Arthur B. Corwin P.E. President Chief Operating Officer,
  3. Paul C. Schmall P.E. project engineer Chief Engineer Vice President and
  4. Walter E. Kaeck P.E., Master's degree in geotechnical engineering Consulting Engineers Senior Associate practicing geotechnical engineer

Published Online: 13 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470168103.ch3

Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control: New Methods and Applications, Third Edition

Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control: New Methods and Applications, Third Edition

How to Cite

Powers, J. P., Corwin, A. B., Schmall, P. C. and Kaeck, W. E. (2007) Soils and Water, in Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control: New Methods and Applications, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470168103.ch3

Author Information

  1. Marco Island, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471479437

Online ISBN: 9780470168103

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Keywords:

  • soil gradation and hydraulic conductivity;
  • soils and water;
  • specific yield and specific retention;
  • Unified Soils Classification System (USCS);
  • seepage forces and soil stress

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Soil Structure

  • Gradation of Soils

  • Porosity, Void Ratio, and Water Content

  • Relative Density, Specific Gravity, and Unit Weight

  • Capillarity and Unsaturated Flow

  • Specific Yield and Specific Retention

  • Hydraulic Conductivity

  • Plasticity and Cohesion of Silts and Clays

  • Unified Soil Classification System (ASTM D-2487)

  • Soil Descriptions

  • Visual and Manual Classification of Soils

  • Seepage Forces and Soil Stress

  • Gravity Drainage of Granular Soils

  • Drainage of Fine-grained Soils: Pore Pressure Control

  • Settlement as a Result of Dewatering

  • Preconsolidation

  • Other Side Effects of Dewatering