CE 325: Geotechnical Engineering I
Problem Set #3
Complete the following problems
1. A moist cube of soil weighs 1.5 kN and has a volume of 0.09 m3. Its moisture content is 29.0% and the specific gravity of solids is 2.65. Compute the void ratio, po
Designation: D 2487 06
Standard Practice for
Classication of Soils for Engineering Purposes (Unied
Soil Classication System)1
This standard is issued under the xed designation D 2487; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
Direct Shear Test
Boring
Unconfined Compression
Drained Condition Strength Parameters
Effective Cohesion
C' (lb/ft2)
Slope of Best Fit Line
Tan(j')
Normal Stress (lb/ft2)
Shear Strength (lb/ft2)
Boring
Depth (ft)
Soil Type
10 to 15
1000
2500
987
2178
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