Plasticity Index of Soil

Plasticity Index of Soil (PI) It is the numerical difference between the liquid limit and the plastic limit of a soil and indicates the magnitude...

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...

Density of Soils

Density of Soils The density or true weight of a soil is equal to the specific gravity of the solid materials x 1000 (weight or...

Permeability of Soils

Permeability of Soils Permeability of a soils is the rate at which water flows through it under the action of (unit) hydraulic gradient. The passage...

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...

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...

Resiliency of Soils

Resiliency of Soils Resiliency of a body is regarded as the extreme limit to which it can repeatedly be strained without fracture or permanent change...

Consolidation Test of Soil – Confined Compression Test

Consolidation Test of Soil - Confined Compression Test Consolidation Test is performed for the purpose of determining the total volume decrease as well as the...

Quick Sand Formation/Condition

Quick Sand Formation/Condition Quick sand formation/condition is not a soil type. Quick sand formation/condition is created in saturated thick layers of loose fine sandy soils...

Liquid Limit Test of Soil

Liquid Limit Test of Soil The soil sample weighting 30 grams is placed in a porcelain evaporating dish about 115 mm dia., shaped into a...