Compressibility of Soils

Compressibility of Soils Gravels, sands and silts are incompressible, i.e., if a moist mass of these materials is subjected to compression, they suffer no significant...

Shrinkage Limit of Soil

Shrinkage Limit of Soil (SL) Shrinkage limit is the limiting moisture content, expressed as a percentage of the dry weight of the soil, at which...

North Dakota Cone Test

North Dakota Cone Test North Dakota Cone Test is a cone penetration test similar to the California Bearing Ratio (C.B.R.) test developed by the North...

Liquid Limit of Soil

Liquid Limit of Soil Liquid Limit is the minimum amount of water required to be added to a soil, expressed as a percentage of the...

Cohesion of Soils

Cohesion of Soils Cohesion of soils is the internal molecular attraction which resists the rupture or shear of a material. Cohesion is derived in fine...

Triaxial Compression Test of Soils Procedure

Triaxial Compression Test of Soils Procedure Triaxial Compression test is used where more precise values of the cohesion and angle of internal friction of a...

Plasticity of Soils

Plasticity of Soils Plasticity is the property of a soil to undergo large deformations when stressed, without cracking or crumbling, Plasticity is a major characteristics...

Test for Sand – Fine Aggregate

Test for Sand - Fine Aggregate The required test for sand are as follows, 1. Take a glass of water and add some quantity of sand...

California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Test on Soils

California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Test on Soils California Bearing Ratio (C.B.R.) Test which is an ad hoc penetration test developed by the California State Highways...

Foundations in Black Cotton Soils

Foundations in Black Cotton Soils: The following methods are generally adopted to meet the characteristics of foundations in black cotton soils,   (1) Foundation loads are limited...