TYPES OF PILES

Classification of pile with respect to load transmission and functional behaviorEnd bearing piles (point bearing piles) Friction piles (cohesion piles ) Combination of friction and cohesion pilesEnd bearing piles These piles transfer their load on to a firm stratum located at a considerable ...

BACKFILLING, CONSOLIDATION & COMPACTION

PreparationThe ground over which the filling has to be done should be cleaned off all grass, loose stones, rubbish of all kinds etc. If there is water in the area, it should be pumped or bailed out. If the plinth depth ...

SOIL IMPROVEMENT

Soil improvement in its broadest sense is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance. This may be either a temporary process to permit the construction of a facility or may be a permanent measure ...

BASIC DEFINITIONS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

A soil mass consists of solid particles which form a porous structure. The voids in the soil mass may be filled with air, water or partly with water and partly with water. Soil is a three ...

SOIL FORMATION AND SOIL TYPES

Soils are the fundamental resource supporting agriculture and forestry, as well as contributing to the aesthetics of a green planet. They are also a base from which minerals are extracted and to which solid wastes are ...

COMPRESSIBILITY AND CONSOLIDATION OF SOILS

When a soil mass is subjected to a compressive force, its volume decreases. The property of the soil due to which a decrease in volume occurs under compressive force is known as the compressibility of soil. The compression of soil ...