Pile foundations have been used since prehistoric times and In order to develop a reasonable design method. Analytical and experimental studies are performed over the past four to five decades, these studies led to the development of many design methods based on various soil types, loading criteria, and environmental conditions.
Atterberg Albert is a Swedish scientist and conducted various experiments on the plasticity of soil in around 1911 and concluded atterberg limits of soil. In this article, we will discuss test procedures and the importance of all Atterberg limits of soil. These limits help us to find and differentiate soil based on the moisture content present in the soil.
The structure which transfers the load from entire building along with it’s self weight to the soil is known as foundation. Based on depths, Foundations are two types : Shallow foundation and deep foundation