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Characterizing Density

Measuring density is a simple method of measuring the mass, measuring the volume, then calculating the density as mass divided by volume. Dry density, wet density, and grain density can all have geotechnical utility. All three are calculated by dividing … Continue reading

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Geotechnical Properties

Some physical properties of geologic materials are important in geotechnical engineering, but are not useful for geophysical interpretation. These properties are the dry strength, dilatancy plasticity, and toughness of the material. All four properties may be easily quantitatively categorized in … Continue reading

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