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Determination of In Situ Soil Density by Sand Cone Method Using Locally Available Sands

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dc.contributor.advisor Bashar, Prof. Dr. Md. Abul
dc.contributor.author Rashid, A. B. M. Mamunur
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-10T12:04:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-10T12:04:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier.other ID 0000000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12228/283
dc.description This thesis is submitted to the Department of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, December 2005. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF Version of Thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 66).
dc.description.abstract In Bangladesh Ottawa sand is used to find out in situ soil density using Sand Cone Method. Ottawa sand is very expensive and it is always imported from abroad. Usually it requires much time to import this item. Instead of Ottawa sand, Sand Cone Method might use locally available sand as an alternative material for determining in situ soil density. In Bangladesh, local sand is available in abundance and compared with Ottawa sand it is also much cheaper in price. In this research the quality and suitability of locally available sand in and around Khulna district are assessed for determining in situ density using Sand Cone Method. Five samples of sand named by Sylhet sand, Kushtia sand, Fultala sand, Bogjhuri sand and Mongla sand were collected from nearby business centers. Original sand and some graded sands of each sample were under investigation to ascertain their suitability of use in lieu of Ottawa sand in determining in situ soil density. Four gradations were considered and those were (i) passing # 16 and retained in # 30, (ii) passing # 30 and retained in # 40, (iii) passing # 40 and retained in # 50 (iv) passing #30 and retained in # 50 sieve. Each of the original samples has been characterized by determining its index properties, Grain size distribution. Specific gravity and density are determined for each sample of original and graded sands. These properties are compared with those recommended by ASTM (1989) for selecting suitable sand in Sand Cone Method. From this study it was found that original sands of all selected places in Bangladesh did not satisfy the ASTM (1989) criteria for Ottawa sand. In case of graded sands, Sylhet sand satisfied all the required ASTM criteria for four gradations, while Kushtia and Fultala sands satisfied fully for three gradations except the gradation passing # 16 and retained in # 30 sieve. Bogjhuri and Mongla sands did not satisfy all the required criteria. So, the above graded sands that satisfy the criteria of Ottawa sand as mentioned in investigation can be used in sand cone method in lieu of costly Ottawa sand. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility A. B. M. Mamunur Rashid
dc.format.extent 66 pages
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh. en_US
dc.rights Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) thesis/dissertation/internship reports are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.
dc.subject Situ Soil en_US
dc.subject Soil en_US
dc.subject Sand Cone Method en_US
dc.title Determination of In Situ Soil Density by Sand Cone Method Using Locally Available Sands en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
dc.contributor.department Department of Civil Engineering

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