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The University of Iowa Fall Semester, 2003 53:030 Soil Mechanics Writeup Guidelines for Labs 5–7 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 three soil samples: FI-6 (the sand you dealt with in Labs 1 and 2); GRA-1 (a crushed gravel); and CLA-2 (a finer crushed limestone aggregate). For these three soils, REAC requests that you measure and report their hydraulic conductivities. For the soil FI-8 (the uniform sand in the upward seepage tank) REAC has asked you to experimentally estimate its bearing capacity coefficient . REAC’s second work request to you 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
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