Subgrade (SG) Soil Strength
The main factors affecting SG strength are:-
: SG strength increase with the increase in particle size,
: SG strength increase with the increase of its bulkdensity which increase with compaction,
SG strength increase with the decrease of moisture,
: SG strength increase with the increase of its permeability, but
Uniform grade are more permeable than well graded but well graded SG are stronger.
Well graded allows the voids between particle are filled with smaller particles whichgive strength.
Uniform graded give large voids which increase permeability but reduce its strength.