Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 2 Review - higher surface-are-to-volume The amount...

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Chapter 2 1-3, 5 1. The most common type of foundation failures occurs when there is an uneven settlement of the earth below the foundation occurs. Also referred to as differential settlement. 2. Sand is defined as individual particles can been seen but are too small to be picked up individually. It is also known as a coarse-grained soil. Silt is very similar to sand in that it has very small particles and has s low surface-are-to- volume ratio. Clay particles are even smaller then sand and silt but are plate shaped as opposed to equidimensional. Their plate like shape gives it a much
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Unformatted text preview: higher surface-are-to-volume. The amount of water in the clay also dictates how clay behaves. 3. The three ways of sheeting an excavation site are solider beams and lagging, sheet piling, and slurry walls. Sheeting would typically not be needed on an unrestricted site. 4. Deep foundations are used when extreme loads is going to be put on the foundation. They are also used when the shallow soil is not stable or if it will not hold enough weight....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course CON 252 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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