Soln3.14 - Solution 3.14 100 Soil A Percent Finer by Weight...

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Solution 3.14 0 20 40 60 80 100 0.01 0.1 1 10 Limiting Diameter (mm) Percent Finer by Weight Soil A Soil B Soil C Soil A: More than 50% of the sample is greater than 0.075 mm (no. 200 sieve) and all of the soil is smaller than 4.75 mm (no. 4 sieve). Hence, the first letter will be S. For the approximate 37% of the sample that is finer than the no. 200 sieve, there is a ratio of 4:1 clay to silt. This amount of clay should produce significant plasticity in the soil and plot above the A-line. Hence, the soil should be classified as SC, a clayey sand. Soil B: 100% of the sample passes the no. 4 sieve and 0% passes the no. 200 sieve. Hence, the first letter will be S. Look at the grain size distribution. From the grain size distribution, d 10 = 0.12 mm, d 30
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2008 for the course CIVE 310 taught by Professor Iforget during the Fall '08 term at Drexel.

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Soln3.14 - Solution 3.14 100 Soil A Percent Finer by Weight...

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