Factors of safety for bearing capacity is a value which is established based on the type of soil, method of exploration, level of uncertainty in soil, importance of structure and consequences of failure, and likelihood of design load occurrence. So, ...
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What is a Pressuremeter? A pressuremeter is a device which is used to determine the stress strain relations of in-situ soil by pumping it into the certain depth of borehole. It is designed by Menard of France so, it is ...
Purpose of geotechnical subsurface exploration, factors influencing the scope of such explorations and stages of subsurface earthquake explorations for geotechnical earthquake analysis are discussed. Purpose of Geotechnical Subsurface Exploration The purpose of subsurface exploration is to determine and specify earthquake ...
Borehole is small diameter vertical hole drilled into ground to take samples for soil investigation and evaluation. Errors in borehole data interpretation for site investigation is discussed.
Trail pits are the first option considered for soil investigations. Suitable layout for trial pits and its purpose in site investigation is discussed.
Soil investigation for the construction of minor bridges and culverts in different types of soils and hydraulic parameters required for bridges and culverts are discussed.
Plate load test is done at site to determine the ultimate bearing capacity of soil and settlement of foundation under the loads for clayey and sandy soils.
Types of Soil tests for building construction works depend on properties of soil. Design of foundation is based on soil test report of construction site.