What is scope of geotechnical engineering in the field of civil engineering

 scope of Geotechnical engineering in the field of civil engineering

Soil Engineering has vast applicatioin in the construction of various civil engineering works.Some of the important application are as under.

1.Foundation
2.Retaining structure
3.Stability of slopes 
4.Underground structures 
5.Pavement design
6.Earthen dam

1.Foundation:
  Every civil engineering structure, whether it is building, bridge or a dam is founded on or below the surface of the earth. Foundation are required to transmit the load of structure to soil safely and efficiently.
  when, d ≤ b, it is called shallow foundation
  when, d > b, it is called deep foundation

     where, b=width of footing 
                 d=depth of footing

2.Retaining structures:
  When sufficient space is not available for a mass of soil to spread and form a safe slope, a structure is required to retain the soil.
An earth retaining structure is also required to keep the soil at different levels on its either side.
The retaining structure may be a rigid retaining wall or a sheet like bulkhead which is relatively  flexible.

3.Stability of slopes
 If soil surface is not horizontal , there is a componenet of weight of soil which tends to move it downwards and that causes instability of slopes. The slope may be natural or man-made.Soil enginnering provides the methods for checking the stability of slopes.

4.Underground Structure
 The design and construction of underground structure, such as tunnels, shafts, conduits require evaluation of forces exerted by the soil on theses structures. The forces are discussed in soil engineering.

5.Pavement design  
  A pavement is hard crust placed on soil subgrade for the purpose of providing a smooth and strong surface on which vehicles can move. The pavement consists of surfacing such as a bitumen layer, base and subbase.The behaviour of subgrade under various conditions of loading and environmental changes is studied in soil engineering.

6.Earthen Dam
 Earth dams are huge structures in which soil is used as a construction material. The earth dams are built for creating water reservoirs. Design of earthen dam requires a knowledge of soil engineering.

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