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Prepared By: Steven Allen Johnson
2/25/2013
Soil Mechanics II
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis,
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Spring 2017
Homework #6
(due 22 Mar 17)
Problem 1
a. Consider a battered retaining wall with the failure plane at = 50 (Figure 1). The
backfill is sand, with = 18 kN/m3, =
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Spring 2017
Homework #5
(due 8 Mar 16)
Problem 1
The geotechnical design of the reinforced concrete cantilever retaining wall for a 5.0 m
difference in elevation is shown.
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Spring 2017
Homework #1
due 1 Feb 2017
Problem 1
Various states of stress are shown in the figures (a-d); the units of stress are kPa. Following
Procedures I (analytical)
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Spring 2017
Homework #2 (due 8 Feb 17)
Problem 1
A sand has an internal friction angle = 35. The initial stress state of an element of the sand, which is
not at failure, i
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Spring 2017
Homework #4
(due 22 Feb 17)
Problem 1
Given H = 4 m, = 18 kN/m3, = 35, determine the lateral force and its location.
a. Assume at-rest conditions and Ko = 1 -
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Spring 2017
Homework #3
(due 15 Feb 17)
Problem 1
The data recorded during a direct shear test on a dry sand specimen, 100 x 100 x 25 mm, at a
constant normal force of 120
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Spring 2017
Homework #9 (due April 24): Problems 1-4
Problem 1
The Pitkin County Highway Department needs to evaluate an existing steep slope along Drescher
Drive. A facto
CEGE 4301: SOIL MECHANICS II
Spring 2017
Engineering report 3 Direct shear and triaxial compression tests
Names: _
Criteria
Weight (%)
Cover letter
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Results
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with an undrained shear strength Cu, calculate the ultimate bearing capacity q:
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CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Fall 2015
Homework #9
(due 16 Dec 15)
Problem 1
A 3-foot-deep (Df=3ft) square foundation carries a gross load of 60000lb. Using a factor of safety
of 3, determine the size
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Fall 2015
Homework #5
(due 4 Nov 2015)
Problem 1
Determine the lateral stress distribution on both sides of the wall assuming active stress on the
right and passive stress
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Fall 2015
Homework #1
(due 09/23/2015)
Problem 1
The figures (a-d) show the stresses acting on an element; the units of stress are kPa. Following
Procedures I and II, dete
Homework #2 Answers:
Problem 1
b)1 ~ 52 [kPa] 3 ~ 9 [kPa]
c) = 45 [deg]
d) 15 [kPa] 15 [kPa]
e) 30 [kPa] 15 [kPa]
Problem 2
All stress elements (a-e) represent points that plot on the mohr circle show
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Fall 2015
Homework #3
(due 12 Oct 2015)
Problem 1
A cemented, clayey sand is known to have an angle of internal friction = 26, but the cohesion
of the soil is unknown. Two
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Fall 2015
Homework #2
(due 5 Oct 15)
Problem 1
The initial state of stress of a soil element is: xx = 30 kPa; yy= 60 kPa, xy = 15 kPa. The soil is
a dense sand with no coh
CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Fall 2015
Homework #4
(due 21 Oct 2015)
Problem 1
Consider a retaining wall and a sandy soil. Given H = 6 m, = 18 kN/m3, = 30, determine the
lateral force and its location
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CEGE 4301: Soil Mechanics II
Spring 2017
Writing Guidelines for Homework and Reports
Engineers communicate much of their work through writing. To help develop skills in
writing, the following guidelin
CEGE4301: Soil Mechanics II Spring 2017
Engineering Report IV Scoring
GOALS: (from the problem instructions)
Address the study of the five slope case studies. Present results of your work including ta