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The University of Iowa Department of Civil Environmental Engineering 53:030 Soil Mechanics Fall Semester, 2003 Write-up Guidelines for Lab Experiments 1--4 Following the completion of Lab Assignment No. 4, you will have performed four different types of tests on two different soils: Soil FI-10 is the fine-grained soil treated in Labs 2-4, and soil FI-6 is the cohesionless soil treated in Labs 1 and 2. The specific tests you performed are as follows: 1. Solid specific gravity measurement for the sandy soil (sample FI-6). 2. Grain size distributions on both the coarse (FI-6) and fine (FI-10) grained soils. 3. Liquid and plastic limit tests on the fine-grained soil (FI-10). 4. Shrinkage limit test on soil FI-10. For the write-up of these four labs assume the role of engineers working in a fictitious geotechnical engineering/soils testing company with an appropriate name of your choosing (the more creative, the better). Assume that the two soil samples (FI-6) and (FI-10) have been forwarded to your company and that the client [Mr. Igor Kodlowzki of the Iowa Roadbuilding Corporation (IRC)] has requested that your company perform the tests of Labs 1-4 so that you can classify and identify the soil for them. Since the client IRC is considering using these soils as highway pavement subgrade materials he also requests your recommendations regarding their relative suitability. Your group write-ups will consist of a cover letter to the client and a brief report.
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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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