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COMPRESSIBILITY AND CONSOLIDATION OF SOILS

When a soil mass is subjected to a compressive force, its volume decreases. The property of the soil due to which a decrease in volume occurs under compressive force is known as the compressibility of soil. The compression of soil ...

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COMPACTION OF SOILS

Compaction means pressing of soil particles close to each other by mechanical methods. Air during compaction is expelled from the void space in the soil mass and therefore the mass density is increased. Compaction is done to improve the ...

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