Tuesday, 31 May 2016

what is a Scope of soil investigation ?

An investigation of the site is essential for judging its suitability for the purposed engineering works and for preparing adequate and economic design. it consists of determining the profile of natural soil deposits at the site taking the soil samples and determining the engineering properties of the soils. It also include the in-situ testing of the soil.

1. to select the type and depth of the foundation for a given structure.

2. to determine the bearing capacity of the soil.

3. to estimate the probable maximum and differential settlement.

4. to predict lateral earth pressure against retaining walls and abutments.

5. to select the construction techniques.

6. to select the safety of the existing structure and to suggest the remedial measures.

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