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21 October 2002 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 here in the Iowa City area and we have just received a contract to do some preliminary sight assessments and planning for a new steel recycling depot to be located off of Scott Blvd in Iowa City. Your geotechnical-testing firm was highly recommended to us by the Magna Pecuniae Corporation, who mentioned that you have done some excellent work for them this fall. As part of the site development, we are requesting that you take core samples from the site at appropriate locations and that you perform a one-dimensional consolidation test on at least one fine-grained soil sample, and a one- dimensional compression test on at least one sand sample. 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 Cs, Cc, 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 at the site, we are interested in the compressibility behavior. While we will plan on doing most of our own bearing capacity and foundation settlement analysis once you
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  • Fall '09
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  • Iowa City, fine-grained soil, Seamans Center for Engineering Arts Sciences University of Iowa Iowa City, fine-grained soil sample, consolidation index cv

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