BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SOILS

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Why Civil Engineer needs to understand the Why Civil Engineer needs to understand the behavior? – He uses soil as: • Foundation to support structures and embankments • Construction material

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SoilSOILMECHANICS CHAPTER1BASICCHARACTERISTICSOFSOILSIntroduction Why Civil Engineer needs to understand the WhyCivilEngineerneedstounderstandthe behavior? Heusessoilas: Foundationtosupportstructuresandembankments Constructionmaterial Hemustdesignstructurestoretainsoilsfrom excavationsandundergroundopenings Heencounterssoilinanumberofspecial problems.Introduction Foundation Nearlyeverycivilengineeringstructure building, bridge,highway,tunnel,wall,tower,canal,ordam bridge highway tunnel wall tower canal or dam mustbefoundedinoronthesurfaceoftheearth. Firm soil is near the ground =shallowfoundation Firmsoilisneartheground shallow foundation Spreadfooting Firmsoilisnotneartheground=deepfoundation g p pileIntroduction Soil As A Construction Material SoilAsAConstructionMaterial Civilengineerusessoilasaconstructionmaterial Select the proper type of soil method of Selectthepropertypeofsoil,methodof placementandcontroltheactualplacement Manplaced soil = fill process of placing = filling Manplacedsoil=fill,processofplacing=filling. Mostcommonproblemsofearthconstructionis thewidevariabilityofsourcesoil,alsotermas the wide varia

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