Sunday, 24 January 2016

Permeability


1) Is the ease with which water can flow through any medium.

2) In soil mechanics, permeability of soil is a soil property which describes quantitatively, the ease with which water flows through soil.

3) Permeability is a very important engineering property of soil.

4) Knowledge of permeability is essential in a number of soil engineering problems, such as settlement of buildings yield of wells, seepage through and below the earth structures. it control the hydraulic stability of soil masses.

5) The permeability of soil is also required in the design f filter used to prevent piping in hydraulic structures and subgrade drainage, rate of consolidation of composition of compressible soils and many other aspects.

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