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INTRODUCTION Soil - Thin layer of earth’s crust which serves as a natural medium for the growth of plants. Types of soils: •Red soil...

ANALYSIS OF SOIL PROPERTIES, ITS ENGINEERING BEHAVIOUR AND PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION

INTRODUCTION


Soil - Thin layer of earth’s crust which serves as a natural medium for the growth of plants.
Types of soils:
•Red soil
•Black soil
•Alluvial soil
•Laterite soil
•Desert soil

Objectives
To become familiar with different soil types and soil properties
List of basic soil properties and understand the relationships between properties.

Index properties of soil

1. Water content
2. Specific Gravity
3. In-situ density
4. Particle size distribution
5. Consistency limits
6. Relative Density