29.3 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
The civil engineer has many diverse important encounters with soil. Apart from the testing and classification of various types of soils in order to determine its physical properties, the knowledge of soil mechanics is particularly helpful in the following problems in civil engineering.
- Foundation design: Foundation is a very important element of all civil engineering structures. All civil engineering structures like buildings, dams, bridges, retaining walls, walls, canals, tunnels or pillars are founded in or on the...
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