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Laterite Soil Engineering : Pedogenesis and Engineering Principles.

Author: M Gidigasu
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 1976.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gidigasu, M.
Laterite Soil Engineering : Pedogenesis and Engineering Principles.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©1976
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Gidigasu
ISBN: 9780444601230 0444601236
OCLC Number: 850149535
Notes: 7.2 Physico-chemical characteristics of laterite soils.
Laterite Soil Engineering.
Description: 1 online resource (581 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Laterite Soil Engineering; Copyright Page; Dedication; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1 Review of definitions of ""latentes""; 1.2 Some limitations of the conventional geotechnical approach to the study of laterite soils; 1.3 The significance of pedogenesis in laterite-soil engineering; References; Chapter 2. The characteristics of soil-forming minerals and rocks; 2.1 Basic characteristics of rock-forming minerals; 2.2 Crystal structure and stability; 2.3 The characteristics of soil-forming rocks. 2.4 Hardness in the stability of rocks to weathering2.5 Primary mineral composition in the stability of rocks to weathering; 2.6 Jointing and fissuration in the stability of rocks to weathering; References; Chapter 3. Pedogenic processes of tropical weathering and laterization; 3.1 Physical and chemical weathering of rocks and primary minerals; 3.2 Physical weathering of rocks; 3.3 Chemical weathering of primary minerals; 3.4 Leaching as laterite soil-forming process; 3.5 Accumulation of sesquioxides in laterite soils; 3.6 Dehydration of hydrated sesquioxides. 3.7 Hydration of dehydrated sesquioxidesReferences; Chapter 4. Environments of genesis and evolution of laterite soils; 4.1 Parent materials and rocks; 4.2 Climatic conditions; 4.3 Vegetational conditions; 4.4 Weathering condition and clay content of residual soils; 4.5 Topography and drainage conditions; 4.6 Environments of secondary minerals in laterite soils; 4.7 Laterite-soil formation in geological time; References; Chapter 5. Location, morphology and composition of laterite soils; 5.1 Significance of geological and pedological data; 5.2 Use of aerial photographs. 5.3 Use of geophysical exploration techniques5.4 Use of sounding methods; 5.5 Significance of topography and colour variations in laterite soils; 5.6 Significance of topography and variations in laterite-soil profiles; 5.7 Significant characteristics of laterite-soil profiles; 5.8 Field identification of laterite soils; 5.9 Morphological characteristics of laterite soils; 5.10 Chemical characteristics of laterite soils; 5.11 Secondary minerals in laterite soils; 5.12 Identification of secondary minerals; References. Chapter 6. Significant geotechnical implications of the genesis of laterite soils6.1 Chemical implications; 6.2 Mineralogical implications; 6.3 Morphological implications; 6.4 The significance of morphological characteristics of laterite-soil profiles; 6.5 Geotechnical significance of leaching; 6.6 Significance of the concentration of sesquioxides in laterite soils; 6.7 Significance of dehydration of dehydrated sesquioxides and secondary minerals; References; Chapter 7. Physico-chemical characteristics of laterite soils; 7.1 Physico-chemical analysis of soils.

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