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Unformatted text preview: The University of Iowa Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Fall Semester, 2002 53:030 Soil Mechanics Writeup Guidelines for Labs 57 A. Client Requests For the writeup of these three labs you are again to assume the role of engineers working in a fictitious geotechnical engineering/soils testing company with a name of your choosing. Having been so pleased with the quality of your work, your previous client has highly recommended you to the River Engineering Associates Corporation (REAC) which has hired you for your services. They have undertaken two separate design/construction projects. For the first project, pertaining to the design of bridge pier foundations, they sent you two soil samples: FI-8 (a uniform fine sand) and FI-6 (slightly more coarse, and slightly more well-graded sand). For soil FI-8 (the soil in the 4th permeameter, and the soil in the seepage tank) REAC has asked you to: a. measure its permeability, and to b. experimentally estimate its bearing capacity coefficient . For soil FI-6, REAC requests only that you measure its permeability. REACs second project is unrelated to the first and pertains to the design and construction of a levee for flood control. REAC requests that you analyze the geometry for their preliminary designlevee for flood control....
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