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The University of Iowa 53:030 Soil Mechanics Fall Semester, 2002 Writeup Guidelines for Labs 11 and 12 A. Client Requests For the write-up of these two labs, please assume the roles once again of geotechnical engi- neers working in your own geotechnical engineering/soils testing company. Hearing of the very competent and professional soils testing services that your company provides, Mr. Halmost Dunn work in support of a design project his company has undertaken. Speci±cally, DFG has designed an innovative retaining structure to support a sand embankment constructed of soil FI-6. Before recommending that the structure be constructed, DFG wants to do some further analysis of the design using the ±nite element method. To do this, they need to know the shear strength properties of the sand in both loose and dense states. Accordingly, they have asked your company to perform
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