Soil Properties I

Soil Properties I - Soil Properties I Foundation Design CE...

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Unformatted text preview: Soil Properties I Foundation Design CE 482 Impact of Soil Properties on Foundation Design • Subsurface conditions – geology, groundwater • Strength and stress/strain properties of subsurface materials • Constructability Geotechnical Engineering Properties of Soil Expensive to directly evaluate in the field or in the laboratory • Particle size distribution • Plasticity • Compressibility • Shear strength Geotechnical Properties of Soil Correlation with published data/prior experience offers alternative • Soil deposits are not generally homogeneous or isotropic • Limitations on relying solely on published data • Importance of source, deposition, and stress history Correlation Extrapolate experience with a soil type to similar soil type Assumption • Clays at my site behave like similar clays • Sands at my site behave like similar sands… Required information • Material (soil) type • Deposition and stress history • Moisture content • Groundwater level Clay Clay Silt Sand Gravel Cobbles Boulders Boulders Particle Size Distribution Sieve analysis: granular soils Hydrometer analysis: fine-grained soils Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis Hydrometer Hydrometer Hydrometer Settling velocity of particles due to gravity from Stoke’s Law: Size Limits – AASHTO, MIT Size Limits – Unified Soil Classification Gradation Coefficients Weight-Volume Relationships Required information • Material (soil) type • Deposition and stress history • Moisture content • Groundwater level Weight-Volume Relationships 3-phase system • solid • void space • water • air Phase Relationships...
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