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Differentiate between compaction and consolidation.
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Compaction Consolidation
i) It is a dynamic process. i) It is a static process.
ii) Almost instantaneous. ii) It is long-term process.
iii) Expulsion of air from voids. iii) Expulsion of water from voids.
iv) Soil is always unsaturated. iv) Soil is to be completely saturated.
v) It is done before the construction of structures. v) It starts as soon as the construction work begins.
vi) Air is expelled. vi) No air is present.
vii) Water is not expelled. vii) Water is expelled.
viii) Applies to cohesive and cohesion less soil. viii) Applies to cohesive soils only.
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