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1 November 2005 53:030 Soil Mechanics Experts 3505 Seamans Center for Engineering Arts Sciences University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1527 Dear Soil Mechanics Experts: We are a relatively new and small engineering firm in the Cedar Rapids area and we have just received a contract to do some preliminary site assessments for an advanced technology business park to be located off of Collins Road in Cedar Rapids. Your geotechnical-testing firm was highly recommended to us by one of your prior clients REAC who mentioned that you have done some excellent work for them this fall. To facilitate our site assessment, we are requesting that you take a core sample from the site at an appropriate depth and that you perform a one-dimensional consolidation test on it. In terms of results from this test, we are especially interested in the fine-grained soil's: 1. e vs. log[ σ v ’] behavior in 1-D consolidation, including estimates of C s , C c , and ( σ v ’) c ; 2. permeability k as a function of void ratio e, and 3. consolidation index c v as a function of void ratio e. For the sandy soil (FI-6) to be brought in to the site and compacted to a dry density of 17 kN/m 3 we are interested in its compressibility behavior. (Please note that a loose 1 kg specimen of this sand accompanies this letter.) While we will plan on doing most of our own bearing capacity and foundation settlement analysis once you
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2010 for the course CIVIL 53:30 taught by Professor Swan during the Fall '09 term at University of Iowa.

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