NIT Warangal Civil Engineering Syllabus
Ground Improvement Techniques
GROUND IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES
Need and Scope – Principles of Ground Modification – Mechanical Methods and their Suitability; Hydraulic
Modification by Well Point Methods – Electro osmosis and pre loading techniques; Physical and Chemical
Modifications by Using Different Admixtures; Soil Reinforcement Principles and Technology – Ground Anchors
– Soil Nailing – Soil confinement Applications; Geotextiles – Overview – Properties – Functions and Applications.
1. Bell, F.G., Engineering Treatment of Soils, Taylor and Francis, New York, 1993.
2. Manfred R. Haussmann, Engineering Principles of Ground Modification, McGraw Hill Pub. Co., New
3. Purushothama Raj, P, Ground Improvement Techniques, Laxmi Publications (P) Limited, 2005.