Definition of soil mechanics in US English:

soil mechanics

plural noun

  • usually treated as singular The branch of science concerned with the properties and behavior of soil as they affect its use in civil engineering.

    • ‘In this work, the percolation approach is used for explaining the behavior phenomenon of soil consolidation, one of the many phenomena encountered in soil mechanics.’
    • ‘Work was under the supervision of Dr. E. Farrell, Senior Lecturer in soil mechanics and hydraulics at the University of Dublin.’
    • ‘Expanding specialist areas of applied geology have included hydrogeology, soil mechanics, rock mechanics, and engineering geology.’
    • ‘It's actually the cradle of soil mechanics and foundation engineering in many respects with some of the older structures in that city, dating back to the 19th century.’
    • ‘Over the next twenty years he was posted to a variety of different places where he was involved in engineering, in structural design, fortifications, soil mechanics, and many other areas.’