sand drain

sand drain

[′san ‚drān]
(civil engineering)
A vertical boring through a clay or silty soil filled with sand or gravel to facilitate drainage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The consolidation theory of granular column composite foundation can date back to the precious works of Carrillo [1] and Barron [2], in which the consolidation properties of a sand drain well foundation were theoretically analyzed.
Recently, the consolidation of composite foundation theory based on the sand drain consolidation theory has made great progress, with the consideration of the stress concentration phenomenon, well resistance, and smear effect.
To study the effectiveness of vertical drains, a trial embankment using vertical sand drain was constructed.
Soils that contain coarse particles of gravel and sand drain well and won't usually heave, because they don't collect and hold enough water to form frost lenses.
Think of cognition as sand in a bucket, and cognitive decline as a hole where the sand drains out.
Mr Evans added: "They were woven especially from goat hair and sheep's wool, loose weave so sand drains out of them.
Pore Pressure Relief: Relief of excess pore water pressure by Gravel Drains installing material that is more permeable Sand Drains than surrounding soil.
There were few puddles; the sand drained too quickly.
However, the sand drained away when I was welcomed with smiling faces and students in the back who waved.