Term of the Road Dictionary


  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Roads Materials Soils and Aggregates
  • Definition : Phenomenon observed in certain soils when the normally upwards water pressure liquefies the soil by placing particles in suspension and cancelling the opposite downward forces. Note: quicksand is an example of this phenomenon [Egis].
  • Synonyms : quicksand condition

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