Unformatted text preview: water inside rose to point B, determine the total stress, pore pressure, and effective stress at points F, G and H. Also determine the hydraulic gradient in the clay layer and comment on any importance its value might have. Assume that the sand layer on top of the clay layer serves as a free drainage boundary. 3. Given the glass capillary tube arrangement shown below, determine the distance from the initial water level surface to the bottom of the meniscus in the tubes if (1) the tubes are initially filled with air and if (2) the tubes are initially filled with water. Briefly explain how you reached your answers. Height = 12 cm Dia. = 0.1 mm Height = 10.0 cm Dia. = 0.4 mm Height = 8 cm Dia. = 0.1 mm (NTS)...
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- Fall '10
- Surface tension, Effective stress, pcf, Meniscus