Types of Material Used in Pile Foundation

Types of Material Used in Pile Foundation

Different types of material used in the pile foundation are cement, steel, timber and plastic which are a slender, structural member installed in the ground to transfer the structural loads to soils at some significant depth below the base of the ...

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Consolidation Test on Soil by Consolidometer or Oedometer

Consolidation Test on Soil by Consolidometer or Oedometer

Consolidation Test is used to determine the rate and magnitude of settlement in soils. The settlement values obtained by this test are due to primary consolidation only which is 90% of the total consolidation. The results of consolidation test are ...

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Different Types of Soil – Sand, Silt, Clay and Loam

Different Types of Soil –  Sand, Silt, Clay and Loam

Soil can be defined in many ways. In civil engineering, soil is a naturally occurring, loose/un-cemented/weakly cemented/relatively unconsolidated mineral particles, organic or inorganic in character, lying over the bed rock which is formed by weathering of rocks. Soil is formed ...

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Shear Strength of Soil by Vane Shear Test

Shear Strength of Soil by Vane Shear Test

Vane shear test is used to determine the undrained shear strength of soils especially soft clays. This test can be done in laboratory or in the field directly on the ground. Vane shear test gives accurate results for soils of ...

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What is Slab, Beam, Column, and Footing Construction?

What is Slab, Beam, Column, and Footing Construction?

Clearly, buildings are composed of various structure elements such as slabs, beams, columns, and footings. Each of these structural members play certain role in a structure. This article presents various aspects of these structural members for instance their function, types of ...

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Retaining Wall Types, Materials, Economy, and Applications

Retaining Wall Types, Materials, Economy, and Applications

What is a retaining wall? Retaining wall is a structure that are designed and constructed to withstand lateral pressure of soil or hold back soil materials. The lateral pressure could be also due to earth filling, liquid pressure, sand, and other ...

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