DETERMINATION OF PRECONSOLIDATION PRESSURE

Several methods have been proposed for determining the value of the maximum consolidation pressure. They fall under the following categories. They are Field method, Graphical procedure based on consolidation test results. Field Method The field method is based on geological evidence. The geology and physiography of the site may help to locate the original ground […]

FIELD IDENTIFICATION OF SOILS

The methods of field identification of soils can conveniently be discussed under the headings of coarse-grained and fine-grained soil materials. Coarse-Grained Soil Materials The coarse-grained soil materials are mineral fragments that may be identified primarily on the basis of grain size. The different constituents of coarse-grained materials are sand and gravel. As described in the […]