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STABILITY OF SLOPES

A slope is an inclined boundary surface between air and the body of an earthwork such as highways, cut or fill, railway cut or fill, earth dams, levees and river training works. The stability of slope is one the most ...

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Shearing Strength of Soils and its Tests

Shear strength of soil may be defined as the resistance to shearing stresses and a consequent tendency for shear deformation. Soil derives its shearing strength from the followingResistance due to interlocking of particles Frictional resistance between the individual soil grains Adhesion between ...

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SOIL INVESTIGATION AND EXPLORATION

The purpose of site investigation is to get clear information about the soil and hydrological conditions at the site. Site reconnaissance It means the inspection of the site and study of topography to get a proper information about the soil and ground ...

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Floating Caissons

In certain cities and even countries the demand for land and space is rapidly exceeding the supply. Maritime centers do not escape from this reality, the continuous expansion of commercial maritime traffic and activities in seaports due to increases in ...

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ELECTRO OSMOTIC CONSOLIDATION OF SOIL

Electro osmotic consolidation means the consolidation of soft clays by the application of electric current.It was studied and applied for the first time by Casagrande.It is inherent that fine grained clay particles with large interfacial surface will consolidate ...

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Methods of Installing Pile Foundations

The installation process and methods of pile foundations are equally important factors as of the design process. Pile foundation installation methods are by pile hammer and boring by mechanical auger. To avoid damages to the piles, during design, installation Methods and ...

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LOAD ON PILES

Piles can be arranged in a number of ways so that they can support load imposed on them. Vertical piles can be designed to carry vertical loads as well as lateral loads. If required, vertical piles can be combined with ...

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Types of Piles Based on Load Transfer, Function, Material and Soil

Types of Piles for Pile Foundation Based on Load Transfer and Function Classification of piles with respect to load transmission and functional behavior are:End bearing piles (point bearing piles) Friction piles (cohesion piles ) Combination of friction and cohesion pilesEnd bearing piles These piles ...

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