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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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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