# Category: Soil Investigation

## LIQUID LIMIT OF SOIL – WHAT, WHY & HOW?

What is Liquid Limit of Soil? When water is added to dry soil, it changes its state of consistency from hard to soft. If we add water to

## HOW TO CALCULATE SAFE BEARING CAPACITY OF SOIL ON SITE?

This simple and quick field test will give you a rough idea of bearing capacity of soil. Procedure Excavate a pit of required depth. (preferably equal to the

## HOW TO DECIDE DEPTH OF SOIL EXPLORATION?

Depth of Soil Exploration Exploration, in general, should be carried out to a depth up to which the increase in pressure due to structural loading is likely to

## WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF SITE INVESTIGATION WORK?

The knowledge about the site forms a vital role in the safe and economical development of a site. A thorough investigation of the site is an essential preliminary

## MODIFIED PROCTOR COMPACTION TEST OR HEAVY COMPACTION TEST (IS-2720-PART-8)

Objective To determine moisture content and dry density relationship using heavy compaction or modified compaction method as per IS-2720-Part-8. Apparatus • Metal mould (volume = 1000 cm3) •

## Triaxial Shear Test-UU (IS-2720-Part-11)

Aim To determine shear strength parameters of the given soil sample by conducting unconsolidated undrained (UU) triaxial shear test. Theory And Application Triaxial testing is a test used

## DETERMINATION OF RELATIVE DENSITY OR DENSITY INDEX OF SAND (IS-2720-Part-15)

Aim To determine the relative density or density index of cohesionless soil Theory Relative density is also known as density index. It is defined as the ratio of

## DETERMINATION OF FIELD DENSITY OF SOIL BY SAND REPLACEMENT METHOD (IS-2720-PART-28)

Aim To determine the field density of soil at a given location by sand replacement method Reference IS-2720-Part-28-Determination of dry density of soils in place, by the sand