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PERCOLATION TEST- SOIL ABSORPTION CAPACITY

DETERMINATION OF SOIL ABSORPTION CAPACITY PERCOLATION TEST Percolation test is done to determine the absorption capacity of soil. This test is important for the design of septic system. This test is also carried out while purchasing land, to understand ...

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DRY DENSITY OF SOIL BY CORE CUTTER METHOD

TO DETERMINE DRY DENSITY OF SOIL BY CORE CUTTER METHOD Theory: A cylindrical core cutter is a seamless steel tube. For determination of the dry density of the soil, the cutter is pressed into the soil mass so that it is filled ...

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DYNAMIC PROBE TEST FOR SOIL

Dynamic probe test is done to determine the penetration resistance of soil. Apparatus required for dynamic probe test of soil are: (a) Dynamic Probe: The anvils shall be rigidly fixed to the guide rod; the lower anvil shall also be rigidly ...

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MACKINTOSH PROBE TEST

A wide range of dynamic and static penetrometers are available, with different types being used in different conditions of sub-strata materials. However, the objective of all probing is the same, namely to provide a profile of penetration resistance with depth, ...

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QUICK SAND CONDITION

QUICK SAND CONDITION IN COHESIONLESS SOILS The shear strength of cohesionless soil depends upon the effective stress. The shear strength is give byWhere ...

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VANE SHEAR TEST ON SOIL

VANE SHEAR TEST ON SOIL The vane shear test apparatus consists of four stainless steel blades fixed at right angle to each other and firmly attached to a high tensile steel rod. The length of the vane is usually kept equal ...

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TRIAXIAL SHEAR STRENGTH TEST

TRIAXIAL SHEAR STRENGTH TEST ON SOIL This is the most widely used and is suitable for all types of soils. A cylindrical specimen, generally having a length to diameter ratio of 2, is used in the test and is stressed under ...

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SOIL CLASSIFICATION

CLASSIFICATION OF SOIL Classification systems are used to group soils according to their order of performance under given set of physical conditions. Soils that are grouped in order of performance for one set of physical conditions will not necessarily have the ...

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