Determine Liquid Limit of Soil Specimen by Casagrande Method

The liquid limit test of soil is a laboratory test used to measure the liquid limit of soil and its consistency when it is wet. This test is a part of atterberg limits test with plastic limit test as the other part. Liquid limit is defined as the water content at which a soil changes … Read more

Methods of Reducing Soil Liquefaction

It is extremely difficult and impractical to prevent liquefaction of soil in the field when the susceptible zone extends to a large depth. It is generally best not to construct buildings and other structures at sites prone to liquefaction. Because the remediation of the liquefaction hazard is quite expensive, it would be cost effective only … Read more

Effects of Soil Liquefaction on Structures

When water-saturated, mostly cohesion-less soil whose shear strength is reduced to zero due to pore water pressure produced by vibration during an earthquake causes soil to soil boil and such soil is liquefied. For more information about Soil Liquefaction see original article about Soil Liquefaction. The drastic and sever damaging effects of soil liquefaction will … Read more

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 … Read more

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 different construction material would also combine their positives. So Soil … Read more