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New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM): Design and Operation

New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM): Design and Operation

The New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM), also known as the sequential excavation method, gained recognition during the tunneling operations in the Austrian Alps. The technique proved to be very useful in sophisticated and diversified geological conditions where forecasting of ...

Taj Mahal: Construction of its Invincible Foundation

Taj Mahal: Construction of its Invincible Foundation

The Taj Mahal is a perfectly symmetrical monument representing the finest architectural and artistic achievements through excellent craftsmanship and perfect harmony in the design. Its foundation, in particular, was a herculean task to build as in those days clayey ...

How to Improve Soil Properties by Vacuum Preloading Method?

How to Improve Soil Properties by Vacuum Preloading Method?

The vacuum preloading method uses atmospheric pressure as a temporary surcharge to accelerate soil settlement and improve its characteristics. The process involves the application of vacuum pressure into a separated soil mass to decrease atmospheric pressure and pore water ...

How to Evaluate Liquefaction Potential of Soils in the Field?

How to Evaluate Liquefaction Potential of Soils in the Field?

The evaluation of the liquefaction potential of soils in seismic-prone region is essential for site selection, planning, and construction of structures. One can assess liquefaction potential through standard blasting tests, ground response analysis, laboratory tests, and expertise. The use ...