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Unformatted text preview: found in Table 2. a. 100 where: MT= mass of wet soil (g) Ms= mass of dry soil (g) or mass of solids = water content (%) 7. Using the information provided in Table 2, calculate the following data: a. Bulk density, b. Unit weight, c. Water content, 1 d. Void ratio, e. Porosity, 100 1 f. Volume of the voids, g. Volume of water in the voids, h. Water saturation, Where: w is the density of water, and, g is the acceleration of gravity Winter 2013 8 CIVE 153 – Earth Engineering Grain Size Analysis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering *remember to utilize your lecture notes. Questions The following is a list of questions (to be considered) as a guideline for information/data that should be incorporated into your lab report. 1. What equipment and/or method were used to perform tests and obtain results? 2. Details of specimen preparation, such as wet or dry – refer to ASTM D6913 test procedures and appendices – as applicable. 3. Include a graph of the percent passing versus the log of particle size in mm. 4. What were the values you determined, as in; D60, D10, D30, Cc and Cu? 5. What was the soil type tested according to the Unified Soil Classification System – what is the soil group symbol, and what does the symbol mean? 6. What were the values determined in pt. 6 and 7 of the Results/Reporting section? What do they represent? 7. Was the soil well graded, poorly graded, or gap graded by analyzing the graph? 8. Were there any errors/complications in the testing completed? Selected References 1. Das, B.A., 2010, Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, Cengage Learning 2. Liu, C., and Evett, J.B., 2003, Soil Properties, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall 3. ASTM D 6913 ‐ Particle Size Distribution of Soils Using Sieve Analysis 4. Knight, M.A., and Mazhar, M., 2011, CIVE 153 Coarse Grain Soil Analysis, Sieve and Hydrometer, Dubai Campus Lab Manual Holtz, R.D., Kovacs, W. D., and Sheahan, T. C., 2011, An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall 5. Winter 2013 9 CIVE 153 – Earth Engineering Grain Size Analysis Coarse Portion Table 1: Sieve Analysis Date Tested: _____________ Tested By: ____________________________________ Sample ID: ____________________________________________________________ Date Completed: ______________ Calculated By: _____________________________ Coarse and Fine Gradation – particle size distribution Non‐Cumulative Cumulative Sieve Size % Retained % Passing Weight (g) Weight (g) 63.0 mm 50.0 mm 37.5 mm 26.5 mm 22.4 mm 19.0 mm 16.0 mm 9.50 mm 6.70 mm 4.75 mm CUMULATIVE TOTAL Wt. 2.36 mm 1.18 mm 600 μm 300 μm 150 μm 75 μm Fine Total Wt. "before wash" Pan Wt. "after sieving" Fine Portion Total Fines wt.: Initial Total Wt: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Winter 2013 10 CIVE 153 – Earth Engineering Grain Size Analysis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Table 2: Material Information Material Information for Soil tested in Lab 1958.3 kg/m3 1.200 m3 2.71 2350 kg Mw Ms 192 kg 2158 kg Winter 2013 11...
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