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Unformatted text preview: = 30 o . It is tested in drained direct shear under a normal stress of 300 kN/m 2 . Determine the shear strength and the major and minor principle stresses at failure. 2 m 3 m 5 m d = 18 kN/m 3 sat = 20 kN/m 3 sat = 21 kN/m 3 G s = 2.7 e = 0.495 Sand Sand Clay Gravel Prof. M. Meguid 2008-2009 4. Column A shown in the Figure below is part of an existing building that had been erected long time ago. A new building has been recently constructed with a basement as shown (on the right side of the figure). About a year later, measurements indicate that column A has settled. Assume normally consolidated conditions. a) Explain the reason for this settlement. b) Determine the theoretical maximum the column might have settled....
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