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Such materials do not necessarily have no crystal structure, but they are probably so disordered that no regular arrangement can be discerned. Since most of our information on the crystal structure of the clay minerals is obtained by X-ray diffraction techniques, it is almost impossible to draw any conclusions about the structure of these materials, although electron diffraction studies can sometimes yield information about structures ordered on a very small scale. However, not all amorphous materials are alumino-silicates of the allophane type.
1968. The classification of soils for engineering purposes. Road Research Lab. Report LR 182. SKEMPTON, A. W. and BISHOP, A. W. 1954. Soils. In Building materials: their elasticity and inelasticity. (ed. ) North-Holland Pub. Co. KOLBUSZEWSKI, J. J. 1948. An experimental study of the maximum and minimum porosities of sands. Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Soil Mech. and Found. Eng. 1. Road Research Laboratory. 1952. Soil mechanics for road engineers. HMSO. 1 Clay mineral crystals and surface forces: The clay minerals are a group of complex alumino-silicates, mainly formed during the chemical weathering of primary minerals.
Clay soils have much higher optimum water contents, and consequently lower maximum dry densities. The effect of increasing the compactive effort is also much greater in the case of clay soils. 3 shows typical results of compaction tests for different types of soil. 3 Typical values of maximum dry density and optimum water content. 10]) BS Light hammer (Proctor) test (1) max. 41 BS Heavy hammer (AASHO) test max. dry density optimum water content(%) 11 18·2 19·1 20·4 20·6 18 12 11 9 9 22·0 8 (kN/m3) Relatioe density (RD): In cohesionless soils of high permeability, such as clean sands and gravels, the compaction is not limited by saturation of the soil, since water can be expelled during the compaction process.
An Introduction to Soil Mechanics and Foundations by C. R. Scott B.A., M.I.C.E., M.I.Struct.E. (auth.)