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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Permeability of soil and it’s measurement

The permeability of soil is soil property which describes quantitatively, the ease with which water flows through that soil. Soil consists of discrete particle. The void spaces between the particles are interconnected. This interconnected void …

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What is void ratio?

Void ratio (e) is defined as ratio of the volume of voids to the volume of solids. $$e=\frac{V_v}{V_s}$$ where :\(V_v\) is volume of void, and \( V_s\) is volume of solids. Range of \( e\) …

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