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2(a) Deﬁne “ﬁnegrained soil”
,(b) Deﬁne “sand fraction”
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gravity of solids is 2.65, As (a) Calculate the degree of saturation.
(b) What is the maximum dry unit weight to which this soil can be compacted without change in its
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A’Vhat are the void ratio and the dry unit weight at 65% relative density? NOtCI Dr=(emax‘e)/emax'emin) ...
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