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 the earlier topics we have discussed about the one dimensional flow of water through the cross section of soil. But …

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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 soil classification system called the Public Road Administration classification system which was meant for road construction. Actually the famous name …

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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 \( e\) : This can be easily visualized that volume of voids can not be zero. It can go up to any …

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What actually geotechnical engineers are supposed to know?

Are you curious about geotechnical engineering, and like many others, you also wanted to start a career as Geotechnical Engineers, but don’t have enough knowledge about the geotechnical engineering? Do you also have these questions in mind? What actually geotechnical engineers do? What are the roles and responsibilities of geotechnical engineers? Career option as a …

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