PHASE DIAGRAM OF SOIL

A diagram of the soil mass which shows the different components  of soil .i.e. (solid, water and air) is called phase diagram. The diagram which contains only 2 phases i.e.(solid and water or solid and air) is called 2 phase diagram. The diagram which shows 3 phases i.e.( air,water and solid) is called three phase …

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UNITS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Sl. No. Particulars of items Units of measurement Unit of payment 1 Earthwork: Excavation, filling, cutting, banking m3 100 m3 2 Surface dressing m2 m2 3 Cutting of trees Number Per number 4 Stones: quarrying, blasting m3 m3 5 Concrete : PCC, RCC, Precast m3 m3 6 Jail works m2 m2 7 Damp proof course …

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Desirable Properties Of Bitumen

Desirable Properties Of Bitumen A Good Bitumen Should Have Following Properties: Adhesion Water Proof Strength Durability Versatile Economy Adhesion          :  A good binder must bring all construction material together and make it as single unit. Water Proof    : It Should be insoluble in water and should serve as water proofing agent. Strength            : Though aggregate are main bearing …

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Sizes of soil

Type                         Size Of Grain Gravel                    Greater than 2mm Course Sand           2mm—0.6mm Medium Sand          0.6mm—0.2mm Fine Sand                 0.2mm—0.06mm Course Silt      …

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DETERMINATION OF LIQUID LIMIT

fig: Liquid limit device PROCEDURE – Liquid limit device is used for the determining the liquid limit. – Take a soil sample passing through the sieve of 0.425 mm sieve. Make a paste of soil. – Place it on the metal brass  cup of liquid limit device and level horizontally using knife or spatula. – …

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Soil and it’s Importance

1.1.Soil Soil is the oldest most material on which different engineering as well as non-engineering structure depends.                                  It also can be defined as the complex material formed by the weathering of solid rocks. There are two types of weathering: …

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