## Caisson Foundation and Types of Caisson

What is Caisson Foundation ? A Caisson Foundation is a watertight retaining structure used as bridge pier in the construction of concrete dam, or for the repair of ships. Caisson Foundation is also known as Well foundation. They are build in such a way that the workspace is always kept dry by pumping out the … Read more Caisson Foundation and Types of Caisson

## Particle Size Distribution of Soil

Particle Size Distribution Particle Size Distribution or the percentage of grains of different sizes in a given soil is an important property of soil. Particle size analysis of coarse soils is carried out by sieve analysis or mechanical analysis whereas fine-grained soils are analysed by hydrometer analysis. In general, a combined analysis is carried out … Read more Particle Size Distribution of Soil

## Bearing Capacity of Soil and It’s Importance

Bearing Capacity of SoilÂ  The soil is generally used as a substratum on which the the foundation of the structure and hence the structure too rests. The soil below the foundation should be strong enough to withstand the load of the entire structure. The load of foundation is compressive, but shear force also enacts doe … Read more Bearing Capacity of Soil and It’s Importance

## Shear Strength of Soil

What is Shear Strength of Soil ? When a soil mass subjected to vertical stress and on any arbitrary plane in soilÂ  mass normal and shear stress were developed which depends on the magnitude of vertical stress and orientation of arbitrary plane. If we go on increasing the value of vertical stress then the value … Read more Shear Strength of Soil

## Permeability of Soil- Definition, Properties, Darcy’s Law

Permeability of Soil The ability of soil to allow flow of water through it is called as permeability of soil. It is very important factor for the structures which are in contact with water. Flow of water in soil takes place through void spaces, which are interconnected. Water does not flow in a straight line, … Read more Permeability of Soil- Definition, Properties, Darcy’s Law

## Water Content Determination by Various Methods

Methods to Determine Water Content of Soil Oven Drying Method : The oven drying method is the standard laboratory method and it is very accurate method used to determine the water content of soil. The soil sample is taken in small air tight container. The mass of the soil sample and that of the container … Read more Water Content Determination by Various Methods

## Index Properties of Soil and Its Formation

Properties of Soil and It’s Definition. Soil is the substance existing on the Earths surface that may be dug or ploughed. In simple terms soil is a substance existing on the Earths surface, which grows and develops plant life. Soil can be also termed as, the un-aggregated or un-cemented deposits of minerals or fragments covering … Read more Index Properties of Soil and Its Formation