the branch of civil engineering that deals with the mechanical behavior of soil and similar materials when they are compressed or sheared or when liquids flow through them.
soil mechanics
(functioning as sing) the study of the physical properties of soil, esp those properties that affect its ability to bear weight, such as water content, density, strength, etc


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