L02-definitions

# L02-definitions - 1 Soil MechanicsCIVL 2410 L2-BASIC...

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L2-BASIC DEFINITIONS AND TERMINOLOGY Table of Contents Soil Mechanics CIVL 2410. ................................................................................. 1 1. Soil: ..................................................................................................................... 1 2. Units ................................................................................................................... 2 3. Specific Gravity ................................................................................................... 3 4. Voids Ratio and Porosity ................................................................................... 3 5. Degree of Saturation .......................................................................................... 4 6. Unit Weights ....................................................................................................... 5 7. Moisture content ................................................................................................. 6 8. Example 1 – Mass and Volume fractions ........................................................... 6 a) Distribution by mass and weight. .................................................................... 7 b) Distribution by Volume. ................................................................................... 7 c) Moisture content. ............................................................................................ 7 d) Voids ratio. ...................................................................................................... 7 e) Degree of Saturation. ...................................................................................... 8 f) Unit weights. .................................................................................................... 8 9. Example 2 – Calculation of Unit Weights ........................................................... 8 10. See Also: ......................................................................................................... 9 1. Soil: Soil is a three phase material which consists of solid particles which make up the soil skeleton and voids which may be full of water if the soil is saturated, may be full of air if the soil is dry, or may be partially saturated as shown in Figure 1. Solid

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## This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course CIVL 2410 taught by Professor Dairey during the Three '11 term at University of Sydney.

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