What is so quick in quicksand?

You often come across the phrase quicksand while reading the geotechnical engineering. And you might have been thinking, what is so quick in quicksand? So let’s discuss what quicksand is and how quicksand affects you. …

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Index Properties of soil

Soil varies from place to place and hence its properties also. It is really impossible to test all type of soil for evaluation of engineering properties of soil as it is practically very time taking …

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What are the soil classifications?

Soil classifications is a very important part of engineering. The main aim of this is to divide the broad category of soil into a small subcategory. Soil classification also helps the engineer to have a …

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What is soil structure and What are its types?

Soil structure is a geometrical arrangement of particles in a soil mass. The behavior of soil depends on it. Important types of soil structures The type of soil structure depends on various parameters, but mainly …

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Seepage flow

Before discussing seepage here in this article we have already discussed about seepage in Permeability of soil and its measurement and also in seepage force. But the difference between the topics is the dimension. In …

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What is group index of soil?

Before discussing about the Group Index (GI) we will first discuss about the need and significance of GI. Significance This group index is developed by US Bureau of Public Road. They wanted to develop the …

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Consistency of a clays : Atterberg Limits

This topic is bit on higher side for the readers who are interacting for the first time with soil mechanics. We define consistency by the firmness of soil in qualitative manner. Sounds like very complicated …

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