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Compaction (geology)
In sedimentology Sedimentology encompasses the study of modern sediment Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently sediment transport, transported by the action of wind, water, or ic ..., compaction is the process by which a sediment Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently sediment transport, transported by the action of wind, water, or ice or by the force of gravity acting on the particles. F ... progressively loses its porosityPorosity or void fraction is a measure of the Void (composites), void (i.e. "empty") spaces in a material, and is a volume fraction, fraction of the volume of voids over the total volume, between 0 and 1, or as a percentage between 0% and 100%. Stric ... due to the effects of pressure from loading. This forms part of the process of lithification Lithification (from the Ancient Greek ...
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Soil Compaction
In geotechnical engineering Geotechnical engineering, also known as geotechnics, is the branch of concerned with the engineering behavior of . It uses the principles of and for the solution of its respective problems. It also relies on knowledge of , , , and other rel ..., soil compaction is the process in which stress applied to a soil causes densification as air is displaced from the pores between the soil grains. When stress is applied that causes densification due to water (or other liquid) being displaced from between the soil grains, then consolidation, not compaction, has occurred. Normally, compaction is the result of heavy machinery compressing the soil Surface-water- gley developed in glacial till, Northern Ireland.">Northern_Ireland.html" ;"title="glacial till, Northern Ireland">glacial till, Northern Ireland. Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms tha ..., but it can also occur due to the passage of, for example, a ...
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