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dc.contributor.authorHanda, S. C.-
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-06T08:35:33Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-06T08:35:33Z-
dc.date.issued1966-
dc.identifierM.Techen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4365-
dc.guideNarain, Jagdish-
dc.description.abstractQuicksand is a unique condition of the soil when it loses its bearing capacity and stability due to upward seepage pressure. This is one of the most treacherous situ-ations which can be met by a field engineer. The theory and reasons for the occurrence of quicksand and remedies and pre-cautions to cope with this ghastly trap have been enumerated. The details of a portable Quicksand Tank designed and fabricated, as a part of this study, have been described. Following experimental test results are included: (i) Determination of critical hydraulic gradient for a soil at different void ratios and comparison with theoretical values. (ii.) Determination of critical hydraulic head for dif- ferent submerged unit weights of soil and different depths of penetration of sheeting in case of a single row of sheet pile and comparison with theoretical values.. The results are useful for the physical understand-ing of quicksand phenomenon., These results can be applied for the design of a single row of sheet pile cofferdams and deep excavations below water table in soils, susceptible to "quicksand" condition. The results presented in the form of curves will be a ready reference for the field engineers to check safety against quicksand condition.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCIVIL ENGINEERINGen_US
dc.subjectSEEPAGE PROCESSen_US
dc.subjectPHENOMENONen_US
dc.subjectQUICKSANDen_US
dc.titleA STUDY OF QUICKSAND PHENOMENONen_US
dc.typeM.Tech Dessertationen_US
dc.accession.number64038en_US
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