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What is Soil Liquefaction? Causes and Importance

Soil liquefaction is the phenomenon in which the stiffness and the strength of the soil are lost under the action of earthquake force or due to rapid loading conditions. Soil liquefaction occurs in a fully saturated soil. Principle and Causes of ...

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 ...

Electro-Osmotic Consolidation of Soil

Electro-osmotic consolidation, which was studied and applied by Casagrande for the first time, is an attractive soil improvement technique for soft clay. In this technique, the saturated fine grain soil is consolidated by the application of electric current. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Backfilling in Foundation : Types and Procedure

What Is Backfilling? In construction, backfilling is the process of replacing or reusing the soil that is removed during building construction to strengthen and support a structure’s foundation or any other structural member.[caption id="attachment_22335" align="aligncenter" width="600"]

How to Improve Soil Properties

Soil improvement in its broadest sense is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance such as strength, reduced compressibility, reduced permeability, or improved ground water condition. This may be either a temporary process to permit ...