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CAUSES OF FAILURE OF GROUND SLOPES

An exposed ground surface that stands at an angle with the horizontal is called slope. Slopes are required in the construction of highway and railway embankments, earth dams, levees and canals. These are constructed by sloping the lateral faces of ...

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FACTOR OF SAFETY FOR BEARING CAPACITY OF SOILS

Bearing capacity of soils are reduced by a factor called factor of Safety to underestimate the bearing capacity of soils. This value of factor of safety depends on following factors: 1.  Type of soil 2.  Method of exploration 3.  Level of Uncertainty in ...

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BEARING CAPACITY OF COHESIVE SOILS

Bearing capacity of cohesive soils The ultimate bearing capacity of saturated cohesive soils (clay and silt) with low permeability is most critical immediately after construction, before the excess porewater pressure has had time to dissipate i.e. undrained conditions. As time proceeds, ...

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