Types of Dams – Site Selection of Dam

In this article¬† we are going to cover the topic about Dam, Types of dams, selection criteria required for the site of the dam and on what basis the type of dam is selected for a particular site and the factors effecting the selection of site of dam. A Dam is an obstruction or barrier … Read more Types of Dams – Site Selection of Dam

Sedimentation in Reservoir – Control Measures

What is Sedimentation of Reservoir ? When the silt laiden water reaches a reservoir in vicinity of the dam, the velocity and turbulence are considerably reduced. The biggest particle which moves along the bed load, gets deposited in the head or upper reaches of reservoir. While the fine particles which are kept in suspension as … Read more Sedimentation in Reservoir – Control Measures

Shear Strength of Soil

What is Shear Strength of Soil ? When a soil mass subjected to vertical stress and on any arbitrary plane in soil¬† 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

Reservoir | Types and Storage Zones of Reservoir

Definition of Reservoir when a barrier is constructed across a river in the form of dam, water gets stored on upstream side of the barrier, forming a pool of water called dam reservoir or impounding reservoirs or a storage reservoirs or a river reservoirs. Reservoirs are mainly categorized into 2 types : Impounding ( into … Read more Reservoir | Types and Storage Zones of Reservoir

Solid Waste Management and Its Process

Solid Waste Management Solid waste management is associated with the control of waste generation, its storage and collection, transfer and transport, processing and disposal in a manner that is in accordance with the best principles of public health, economics, engineering, conservation, aesthetics, public attitude and other environmental considerations. The following points are explained briefly below. … Read more Solid Waste Management and Its Process

What is Solid Waste – Sources and Classification

Definition of Solid Waste Solid wastes are the organic and inorganic waste materials such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, kitchen refuse, paper, appliances, paint cans, batteries, etc. These wastes are produced in our society and generally do not carry any value to its first user. Classification of Solid Waste Solid wastes are … Read more What is Solid Waste – Sources and Classification

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