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5 Basic Volumetric Relationships in Soil Engineering

The five important volumetric relationships used in soil engineering are void ratio, porosity, percentage air voids, degree of saturation and air content. Each relation is mentioned and explained briefly in this article.1. Void ...

Determination of Relative Density of Soil

Relative density is defined as the ratio of difference of void ratios of cohesionless soil in its loosest state and the natural state (emax - e) to the difference between void ratio in its loosest and densest state ...

What is Transported Soil?

Transported soil is weathered soil deposits that are transported from one place to another by natural agents like wind, water, and glaciers. Based on the means of transportation, there are wind-transported soils, water-deposited soil and glacier-deposited soils.

What is Rock Reinforcement?

Rock reinforcements are additional supports provided to the rock structures to improve its stability and load carrying capacity. Rock reinforcement utilizes the inherent property of the rock structures to behave like a self-supporting single unit. Rock reinforcements can ...

4 Different Types of Geological Formations of Groundwater

Groundwater is an important natural resource. The precipitation infiltrates into the ground and travels down until it reaches the impervious stratum where it is stored as groundwater. It is stored in the pores present in the geological formations ...

Classification of Rocks with Examples

A rock is an aggregation of different mineral constituents which form the earth’s crust. Different types of rocks possess different engineering properties that make them suitable to be used in various construction works. The classification of rocks based ...