A Virtual and Comparative Study on Soil Features and its Managing Ability

  • Anuja Narayanan Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Soil characteristics, Grain size analysis, Specific gravity, Field density, Dry density, Sieve analysis


The study is related to the comparison of soil characteristics in some areas from a depth of 1m, 1.2m, and 1.5m; physical and geotechnical properties of the soil samples are studied in the laboratory to develop a simple method to determine the type of soil on a site. The tests conducted are grain size analysis, specific gravity, and field density. Moreover, the research intends to validate the behavior of sieving systems for different types of soils and at various loading conditions. From work, a decision support system to facilitate a sieving system that integrates geological, geotechnical, and structural factors is developed. The study reveals that an increase in the plasticity index decreases the angle of internal friction. The empirical models developed with the help of regression analysis for the benefit of field engineers for predicting the geotechnical properties.

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