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Unformatted text preview: The University of Iowa Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Fall Semester, 2002 53:030 Soil Mechanics Write-up Guidelines for Lab Experiments 14 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 24, and soil FI-6 is the cohesionless soil treated in Labs 1 and 2. In particular, the tests you performed are as follows: a. Solid specific gravity measurement for the sandy soil (sample FI-6). b. Grain size distributions on both the coarse (FI-6) and fine (FI-10) grained soils. c. Liquid and plastic limit tests on the fine-grained soil (FI-10). d. Shrinkage limit test on soil FI-10. For the write-up of these four labs you are to 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 [Ms. Hapi Campor of the Pavementus Supremus Corporation (PSC)] has requested that your company perform the tests of Labs 14 so that you can classify and identify the soil for them. Since the client PSC is considering using these soils as highway pavement subgrade materials, and also as subgrade materials beneath low-rise construction to be built on shallow foundations, they also request your recommendations regarding their relative suitability....
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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.
- Fall '09
- Environmental Engineering