FoundationsSP07Exam2!

FoundationsSP07Exam2! - Name: Score: CEE 4433 FOUNDATION...

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Name: Score: CEE 4433 – FOUNDATION ENGINEERING SPRING 2007 EXAMINATION II 16 FEBRUARY 2007 General Instructions: (1) The test is open book and open notes. However, the attached formula sheet should provide all that you need to complete this exam. (2) Unless the problem specifically indicates to the contrary, assume that a FS=3 should be applied to the net ultimate bearing capacity. Further assume the net ultimate bearing capacity can be adequately approximated by the simplified form of the general bearing capacity equation that we have used in class (see the formula sheets attached to this exam). (1) 20 pts Westin “W” Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico The superstructure loads from this 25-story hotel are transferred to a 110-ft by 160-ft concrete mat foundation. For the purposes of this problem, the mat is basically a really big footing. The bottom of the mat is located 56 feet below the ground surface and bears on a very soft clay deposit. For the conditions shown, determine the thickness of the mat, t, that would be
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