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Cement stabilization | Methods used in soil cement construction

Sunday, October 16, 2011 8:24 No Comments

Quite often some additives are added into soils to improve the stability of material. The method of stabilization is named after the name of additive being

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Definition of Surface stabilization | Mechanical and Physical stabilization

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 17:40 No Comments

Surface stabilization may be defined as

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Definition of clay | Boulder clays | Varved clays | Bentonite

Sunday, October 2, 2011 18:52 No Comments

Definition of clay: It is one of the most important type of soil. These are finely grained particles

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Principal soil types and their definitions

Saturday, October 1, 2011 0:41 No Comments

Principal soil types: Following are some of the principal soil types:

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Shear strength of clays | Normally consolidated | Over consolidated | Sensitive clays

Friday, September 30, 2011 8:47 No Comments

Shear strength of clays Like the shear strength of sands, shear strength of clays are also very important. Shear strength of clays are greatly influenced by the

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Shear strength of sands

Friday, September 30, 2011 8:37 No Comments

Shear strength of sands Non cohesive soils have little or no cohesion due to relatively larger particle

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Different types of field shear tests

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 15:53 No Comments

Different types of field shear tests: While working in field we may encounter many problems such as undisturbed sampling of non-cohesive soil and soft sensitive clay.

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Consolidated-drained test (CD test) or slow test

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 15:20 No Comments

Consolidated-drained test (CD test) or slow test: CD test or slow test is one of the conditions of the laboratory shear test. The other two conditions are UU test and CU test.  UU test has low

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Consolidated-undrained test or Consolidated quick test

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 15:11 No Comments

Consolidated-undrained test (CU test) or Consolidated quick test In consolidated-undrained test or consolidated quick test no excess load is applied. Usually normal load is applied and then sample is allowed to consolidate. Which allows drainage during

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Quick shear test

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 13:24 No Comments

Quick shear test or Un-consolidated Un-drained test In quick shear test, when the testing proceeds to failure so no drainage is allowed.

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