From bridges and tunnels to nuclear waste repositories, structures require that soils maintain their design engineering properties if the structures are to reach their projected life spans. The same is true for earth dams, levees, buffers, barriers for landfills, and other structures that use soils as engineered materials. Yet soil, a natural resou

chapter 1|24 pages

Origin and Function of Soils

chapter 2|58 pages

Nature of Soils

chapter 3|50 pages

Soil–Water Systems

chapter 4|30 pages

Swelling Clays

chapter 5|30 pages

Stressors, Impacts, and Soil Functionality

chapter 6|56 pages

Mechanical Properties

chapter 7|36 pages

Thermal and Hydraulic Properties

chapter 8|48 pages

Sorption Properties and Mechanisms

chapter 9|42 pages

Mobility and Attenuation of Contaminants

chapter 10|51 pages

Environmental Soil Behaviour