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

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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.

Page1 / 9

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

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online