Seepage in Earth Dam | Seepage Analysis & Control Measures

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Seepage in Earth Dam Seepage in Earth Dams and seepage control are important aspects of dam design and construction. Seepage flow in the dam is defined as the movement of water from the upstream side of the dam to the downstream side through embankment of below the foundation or base. The seepage problem is most … Read more

Marine Geotechnology | Detailed Classification of Marine Soils

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Evolution of Marine Geotechnology The necessity to design foundations for offshore structures has resulted in the remarkable and rapid development of Marine Geotechnology by Geotechnical Engineers. Originating so slowly in the late 1950s, Offshore Geotechnology developed briskly in the 1960s and 1970s and now has a noteworthy role in Geotechnical Engineering. In contrast to the … Read more

Effects of Capillary Water on Structures and Foundation | Preventing damage


What is meant by Capillary water in buildings? Construction materials, like concrete, aggregates and sand, are porous and allows water molecules to rise due to capillary action. This creates a ring of dampness in base of buildings or structure including lateral walls due to accumulation of capillary water. The principle behind the capillary rise is … Read more

Ground Anchor (Earth Anchor) | Types | Anchor Length

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Ground Anchor A Ground Anchor, also known as Earth Anchor, is a structural member which transmits an applied tensile force to capable ground. The tensile force is resisted by shear strength of the surrounding ground. An earth anchor may comprise of following three main components Tension pile Rock bolt Deadman Nowadays, a High strength steel … Read more