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CIVE 353 - Geotechnical Engineering I Knight: Winter 2010 Page 1 of 3 Department of Civil Engineering ASSIGNMENT 1 Posted Date: Monday January 11, 2010 Due Date: Monday January 18, 2010 @ 4pm in the COURSE BOX 1. Name the three soil mass engineering properties that will be discussed throughout this course. 2. How is soil and soil and rock defined by geotechnical engineers and why is it important to define soil and rock correctly? 3. Why is it important to complete a detailed geotechnical site investigation for a project? 4. Describe the methods that form soil deposits?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. Develop a table that summaries each soil formation method and its unique characteristics i.e. particle shape, grain size distribution, etc and engineering properties. 6. What soil would provide better engineering properties to support a building foundation: 1) alluvial sand or 2) Lacustrine clay? Justify your answer. 7. What are cohesive and cohesionless soils? 8. Using the attached borehole record write a short description as to how the soils might have formed at the site. Since soils are deposited you should start at the bottom and work upwards....
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