CM 335 Lesson Plan _2--CPEM Chapter _4

CM 335 Lesson Plan _2--CPEM Chapter _4 - Authors Robert L...

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9/16/2008 1 At h Rb t L P i f C l i f f d J Authors: Robert L. Peurifoy, Clifford J. Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira Instructor: Dustin Olson, MBA Soil and rock are the principle components of many construction projects. Knowledge of their properties Knowledge of their properties, characteristics, and behavior is important to those associated with the design or construction of projects.
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9/16/2008 2 Steel and concrete are construction materials that are basically homogeneous in composition. As such, their behavior can be predicted. Soil and rock are just the opposite. By nature they are heterogeneous. In their natural state, they are rarely uniform. Soil and rock are heterogeneous. They are rarely uniform and work processes are developed by comparison to a similar type material with which previous experience has been gained. To accomplish this, soil and rock types must be classified. Soil gradation is the distribution, in percent (%) by weight, of individual particle sizes.
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9/16/2008 3 ORGANIC SOILS Will usually have to remove before building. NON-COHESIVE Bulky shaped soil grains COHESIVE Small grained < #200 Mesh sieve Platy shaped soil grains
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9/16/2008 4 Atterburg Limits LL - Liquid limit PL - Plastic limit PI - Plasticity Index Stages of Consistency Moisture content decreasing
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CM 335 Lesson Plan _2--CPEM Chapter _4 - Authors Robert L...

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