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Unformatted text preview: This term paper consists of 8 pages. Please check that you have a complete paper. THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FINAL EXAMINATION  2003 CIVL 210 Section 201 Instructor : Dr. D. Shuttle Date : April 2003 Time : 3 hours NOTES: 1. Please ensure that you write your name and student number on every page of this examination paper that you submit with your answer booklet 2. Closed book examination; a calculator only is permitted for this examination. 3. Answer all eight (8) questions 4. Make any reasonable assumptions, where appropriate, to answer the questions. Take the unit weight of water to be 9.8 kN/m 3 (a density of 1000 kg/m 3 ). Remember to state the units used. 5. Write clearly; marks will be deducted for poor presentation. Enclosures: Equation Sheet (1 page) Page 1 of 8 CIVL 210 Final Examination  April 2003 Student Name: Student Number: ________________________________________________________________________ Page 2 of 8 SECTION A 5 Questions (1¼ Hours) Marks Question 1 A sand has a void ratio of 0.7, a saturation of 80% and a specific gravity of 2.65. [5] a) What would the dry unit weight of this sand sample be? [5] b) What would the saturated unit weight of this sand sample be? [5] c) If the minimum and maximum void ratios of the soil were 0.47 and 0.8 respectively, what is the current relative density of the soil sample? [5] d) If this sample was compacted at its current moisture content, what would its theoretical maximum unit weight be? Question 2 [12] a) List 4 factors (as bullet points) that affect the amount of compaction achieved [8] b) Explain whether compaction of a saturated soil would be effective, and why. CIVL 210 Final Examination  April 2003 Student Name: Student Number: ________________________________________________________________________ Page 3 of 8 Question 3 A 6m layer of sand has a saturated unit weight of 18 kN/m...
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