SOLUTION-CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 5
1. Texas Tech University is constructing a new road near the Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering building. A project engineer is planning to ge
CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 2
1. There are no hard-and-fast rules about the number of boreholes to be drilled at a given
construction site or how deep the boreholes should be. Nonetheless, identif
Homework No. 8 Solution
CE 3321 Chapter 8: Groundwater Applications
(20 points)
1. (5 points) (a) Compute the flow rate through this soil, expressed in liters per second, at Point
A. (b) Compute the p
CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 1
1. A flyer called What is Geotechnical Engineering.pdf has been uploaded to the
Reference Materials folder in the class Blackboard website. Read the flyer carefully a
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CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 3
1. A geotechnical site exploration program would typically include the following preliminary
tasks as a first step towards developing a suitable plan for dri
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CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 4
1.
Problem 4.1 [6 points]
A cube of moist soil weighs 330 lb and has a volume of 3.00 ft3. Its moisture content is 27.0%
and the specific gravity of solids i
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HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 6
1.
This question is based on information you can find on Soil Compaction Equipment catalogs
published by a leading construction equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar.
CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 4 (SOLUTIONS)
1. What is the water content of a fully saturated soil with a dry unit weight d of 16.9 kN/m3?
Assume Gs = 2.72. [2 points]
Solution)
Fully Saturated Soil
CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 3
SOLUTION
1.
A sample of moist soil weighs 375 lb and has a volume of 3.375 ft3. Its moisture content is
26% and the specific gravity of solids is 2.72. Compute the vo
Igneous rocks: Magma cools as it moves upward toward the ground surface, forming igneous rocks
Two primary types of igneous rocks:
Intrusive (or plutonic) rocks: below the ground surface; slow cooling
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CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 7
1.
A constant-head hydraulic conductivity test has been conducted on a 110-mm-diameter, 270-mmtall fine sand specimen. The upper and lower reservoir elevatio
CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 2
1. There are no hard-and-fast rules about the number of boreholes to be drilled at a given
construction site or how deep the boreholes should be. Nonetheless, identif
CE 3321: Quiz No.7
Chapters 12, 13, and 17
Name:
Date:
1. Compute a shear strength of a cohesionless (c = 0) sand with friction angle of 30 degrees
under normal stress of 100 kPa using Mohr-Coulomb fa
Name: _
Student No: _
CE 3321: INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Final Exam Practice Test: Part I
1. Which one/ones of the following rocks belong to Metamorphic Category?
(I) Marble, (II) Shale
Name: _
Student No: _
CE 3321: INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Final Exam Practice Test: Part I
1. Which one/ones of the following rocks belong to Metamorphic Category?
(I) Marble, (II) Shale
Chapter 2:
Engineering Geology
Hoyoung Seo, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor
CE3321 Fall 2016
How to cite this lecture notes
Seo, H. (2016). Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering: Ch. 2 Engigneering
Chapter 12:
Soil Strength
Hoyoung Seo, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor
CE3321 Fall 2016
How to cite this lecture notes
Seo, H. (2016). Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering: Ch. 12 Soil Strength [L
Chapter 9:
Stress
Hoyoung Seo, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor
CE3321 Fall 2016
How to cite this lecture notes
Seo, H. (2016). Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering: Ch. 9 Stress [Lecture notes]. R
Chapter 2:
Engineering Geology
Hoyoung Seo, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor
CE3321 Fall 2016
How to cite this lecture notes
Seo, H. (2016). Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering: Ch. 2 Engigneering
SOLUTION TO CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 10
1.
The normal stress on a certain plane at a given point in a soil is 120 kPa. The
cohesion and friction angle of the soil are 10 kPa and 31, respectivel
SOLUTION TO
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 6
1.
Read Chapter 7 of the textbook and fill out the following blanks:
(Groundwater table), also called the (phreatic surface), can be located by
installing observa
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CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 5
1.
Read Chapter 6 of the textbook and fill out the following blanks:
The most fundamental objective of (earthwork) construction is to change the ground surfa
CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 4
(Due 09:00 am Wednesday February 22, 2017)
1. The following data were obtained from a liquid limit test on a sandy clay. [5 points]
Trial No.
No. of blows
w (%)
1
16
CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 6
(Deadline 09:00am, Friday, March 10, 2017)
1.
A constant-head hydraulic conductivity test has been conducted on a 110-mmdiameter, 270-mm-tall fine sand specimen. The
SOLUTION TO CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 12
1. The figure below shows a cut that will be made as a part of a new roadway
construction project. The slope of the existing ground is 3H (Horizontal):1V
1.
Name:
Student No:
CE 3321: INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Test No.3: Fall 1999
(6 points) The major and minor principal stresses in a soil are as follows: 61 = 90 psi,
63 = 30 psi.
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CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 6
1.
Data provided is plotted on the Water Content (%) versus Number of drops graph as shown
below. Then the best-fit straight line is drawn and from the line
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CE 3321 BONUS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT - I
A sample of moist soil has following properties:
a. Water (moisture) Content = 24%
b. Degree of Saturation = 76%
c. Specific Gravity of Solids, Gs = 2.72
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CE 3321 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT NO. 2
1)
[4 points]
Using the formula
tan a = tan sin
where: a = apparent dip angle
= dip angle
= angle between strike and cross-sectional plane
tan a = tan 38o