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Safe Bearing Capacity values of Different Soils

The capacity of the soil to allow the loads coming from the foundation is called bearing capacity of the soil. It is essential to know the bearing capacity of the soil before designing the foundation. It is determined ...

What are the Foundation Design Requirements?

There are many design requirements that foundation structure need to met in order to perform its function adequately and serve its purpose. For instance, it should be strong enough to minimize differential settlement and should be able to ...

Permeability of Soil – Features, Darcy’s Law

The property of the soil by which it permits the flow of fluid through it is called permeability of the soil. The porosity in the soil material is contributed by the presence of interstices within it. The property ...

What is Frost Action in soils and How to prevent it?

The two critical frost actions in the soil are the frost heave and the frost boil. Frost heave is the phenomenon in which the water molecules present in the pores freeze during lower temperature which results in the ...

12 Factors Influencing Bearing Capacity of Soils

The bearing capacity of soil is influenced by many factors for instance soil strength, foundation width and depth, soil weight and surcharge, and spacing between foundations. These factors are related to the loads exerted on the soil and considerably affect the bearing ...

Factor of Safety for Bearing Capacity of Soils

Factors of safety for bearing capacity is a value which is established based on the type of soil, method of exploration, level of uncertainty in soil, importance of structure and consequences of failure, and likelihood of design load ...

Important Shrinkage Parameters in Soil Engineering

The important parameters related to shrinkage limit in soil engineering are shrinkage index, shrinkage limit, volumetric shrinkage, and linear shrinkage. Each parameter is briefly explained in this article.1. Shrinkage Index ( Is )