CE 467L Spring 2010
2
nd
Midterm Exam TOPICS
The exam will cover lecture, homework, and lab material related to Craig Chapters 35 (as
stated on the syllabus). This material corresponds to the following Craig Sections and material:
Chapter 3
: 3.13.3 (the short section on "capillary rise" in Section 3.3 will NOT be covered) and
3.5. Note, we did not cover Sec. 3.4:
calcs of total vertical stress, hydrostatic pwp, and effective stress vs depth
effect of seepage on effective stress
seepage force and seepage force per unit volume
evaluation of effective stress via the 2 methods: i) total unit weight and boundary pwp;
and ii) seepage force and buoyant unit weight.
sheet pile stability calculations
Chapter 4
: Sec 4.14.4 (we did NOT cover the "vane shear test" in Sec. 4.2 and "stress paths" in
sec. 4.4 [it was stated on the syllabus that we would cover "stress paths", but we did not, so you
don't need to know it]:
Mohr circle
MohrCoulomb failure criteria, tangent vs. secant methods
triaxial, direct shear, and unconfined compression tests, and evaluation of strength
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 Spring '10
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 Force, Geotechnical Engineering, Effective stress, Total Vertical Stress, Craig Sections, effective stress vs

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