Geotechnical

quarrying-of-stones
Quarrying of Stones. Definition: Stones occur in the form of natural rock masses or layers on the surface. The process of extraction of suitable stones from their natural rock beds or layers is commonly called Quarrying of Stones.It differs from the mining of ores of metals in that whereas quarrying is...
standard penetration test
Standard Penetration Test The Standard Penetration Test (SPT) is most popular and economical test to determine the surface information, both on land and offshore. This test is widely used to obtain the bearing capacity of soil. Standard Penetration Test Tools. 1. Drilling Rig.2. Split spoon (tube).3. Drop hammer 65 kg (140 lbs ).4....
types-of-rocks
In nature, there are different types of rocks available, i.e., rocks are classified into three categories, Geologically, chemically, and structurally. (1) Geological Types of Rocks. This classification is based on the mode or process of formation of a rock. Thus, some rocks may be formed from natural hot molten materials.Others may...
bulking-of-sands
Sand is an important construction material of natural origin, mixed with cement and lime, millions of tons of sands are used every month for construction as mortars, plasters, and concrete.The term sand is used for rock particles that range in grain size between 2 mm and 1/16 mm. In...
bearing-capacity-of-soil
What is Bearing Capacity of Soil ? Bearing Capacity of Soil can be defined as: "The power of soil which can bear the load of foundations acting on it to a maximum extent."OR"That property of soil which can withstand against the loads and pressures acting on it."As we all...

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