Archive for the ‘Soil Mechanics 2’ Category
Pressure bulb A pressure bulb is a stress isobar that is a line containing all the points
Types of dams with respect to different considerations Dams have following types with respect to different considerations.
Soil Shear strength The soil shear strength is a measure of its resistance to deformation by continuous
Geotechnical analysis and design of earth dams There are many geotechnical considerations that are considered in the geotechnical analysis and design of earth dams. Following are the major considerations in analysis and design of earthen dams.
Types of Earth dams There are following types. Rock fill earth dams
Earthen Dams Earthen Dams or Earth dams are the dams which are built of compacted soil or rock fragments.
Definition of Dams Dams are earth or concrete barriers built across the drainage course to impound water. The lakes they create are called reservoirs.
Riprap A foundation or sustaining wall of stones or chunks of concrete thrown together without any order. Or
Factors affecting slope stability Slope stability is affected by the following factors.
Slope stability analysis To check the safety of natural slopes, slopes of excavations and compacted embankments,