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Coduto Conditions for Soil Liquefaction

Liquefaction is a state of water- saturated, mostly cohesion-less soil whose shear strength is reduced to zero due to pore water pressure produced by vibration during an earthquake. The soil starts behaving like a liquid.Please See original Article to know more about Soil Liquefaction Donald P. Coduto a Professor of Civil Engineering in California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, ASCE…
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Causes of Liquefaction of Soil

You might have been to a beach or near a river bank, have you ever noticed the cohesion-less sands there? I am currently working in a project which is in a mountain range with river crossing through and is actually construction of a dam, during my travelling so many timesI…
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What Are Atterberg\'s Limit? Liquid Limit Plastic Limit Shrinkage Limit

You might have heard a lot in geotechnical engineering lectures about Atterberg limits but today I have brought to you a very unique and useful importation about Atterberg Limits which you might not even know. Albert Mauritz Atterberg was a Swedish chemist and agriculture engineer, born on March 19, 1846, received his Doctorate Degree in Chemistry from Uppsala Univeristy in 1872 went to Sweden…
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To Determine Plastic Limit Of Soil

When the soil is added with water enough to make it paste like material it is termed as plastic state; in this state the soil can be molded into any shape without breaking and thus called plastic. If more water is added into the soil it will start flowing like a liquid; this…
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Advantages of Soil Cement

I had recently written an article about what is soil cement, what are the different ingredients in soil cement, how soil cement is used in highways and pavements and also what are the different types of soil cement. Now one of our fan and follower have given us a question that why should we use soil cement, what actual are its benefits.So today I decided to give answer to this young fellow…
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What is Soil Cement

We know that soil clay or sand is capable of withstanding heavy loads but is subjected to settlement, consolidation and deformation, which if not controlled, result in shear failure or an ultimate collapse of the structure. Actually it is a known fact that while mixing…
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What are different types of Soil Cement

Depending on the amount and type of constituents used in soil cements; it is available in many forms and types in local areas. Some of them are as follows :- 1. Cement Modified Soil (CMS)2. Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR)3. Soil-Cement Base (SCB)4. Cement-Treated base…
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Ingredients of Soil Cement

Soil Cement is a low cost paving material when used as a base in the pavements for protection of subgrade, or used as a facing material for earth fill dams where suitable riprap is not available, or used as a bedding of drainage concrete heavy pipes, or is also used as slope protection.The ingredients required for soil cement, as already mentioned before, are cement, soil and water.Each…
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Use of Soil-Cement in Pavement and Highways

Soil cement is a highly dense and tightly compacted, hard or semi-rigid, durable and low cost mixture of pulverized natural soil, cement and water that hardens as a result of hydration reaction of cement and water..myButton { -moz-box-shadow: 0px 10px 14px -7px #276873…
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Civil Engineering Jobs In Nespak Pakistan

NESPAK is a leading consulting firm of Pakistan, is hiring engineers and professionals this season. It includes both fresh and experiences jobs. The job openings is in different divisions,  In Water Resource Division, GIS Expert, IT Professional, Junior & Senior…
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What is Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), Advantages and Features

TMB is used as an alternative to drilling and blasting (DB) methods. TBMs are used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of subterranean matter; hard rock, sand or almost anything in between.As the TBM moves forward, the round cutter heads cut into the tunnel face and splits off large chunks of rock.  the cutter head carves a smooth round hole through the rock…
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What is Foundation, Different Types of Foundations

Foundation substructures are structural members used to support walls and columns to transmit and distribute their loads to the ground. “Footing is the lowest part of the structure that distributes the load on a larger area to avoid any shear or axial failures of the…
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Download Eurocode 7 Geotechnical Design Worked Examples {PDF}

This document is a report with worked examples summarizing the general rules, basic design principles and design methods for geotechnical design following Eurocodes. It comprises an overview of Eurocode 7 with focus on the design requirements, actions and design situations, and limit states. Different aspects to be considered for designing shallow foundations, gravity walls, embedded walls and…
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