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HW5_effective_stress_heaving_mohr
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE 312 FALL 2014 Homework 5 DUE: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, 4:30 pm Submit to CE312 mailbox at the main CEE office (3546 EB) NOTE: Show all your calculation steps clearly and write legibly. USE ENGINEERING PAPER. 1) Calculate the total stress, pore wate

CH_17_Lateral_Earth_Pressure_blanks
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312  Dr. Kutay 17 Lateral Earth Pressure: Atrest, Rankine & Coulomb Lateral earth pressures (horizontal stresses) are very important for the design of retaining structures. At any point in a soil media, the effective horizontal stress can be calcul

Lecture_18_Lateral_Earth_Pressure_2_blan
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312  Dr. Kutay 18 Lateral Earth Pressure 2 18.1 Coulombs Earth Pressure theory In 1776 Coulomb proposed that a condition of limiting equilibrium exists such that a soil mass behind a vertical retaining wall slips along a plane inclined at the angle ! t

Lecture_5_Compaction_Blanks
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Lecture 5: Soil Compaction  Compaction is the densification of the soil due to removal of air. Why do we compact soil?  Improve the shear strength of the soil and therefore its bearing capacity  Increase soil stiffness and therefore reduce its future s

HW3_solution
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE 312 SOIL MECHANICS SPRING 2012 Homework 3 Compaction, Permeability DUE: Friday, February 3rd, 2012 4:00 pm Submit to CE312 mailbox at the main CEE office (3546 EB) NOTE: Show all your calculation steps clearly and write legibly. USE ENGINEERING PAPER

HW_8_solution
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
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HW6_solution
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
SOLUTION 1. Solution to Problem 3. function VerifyProb_10_11 % For Pt. 1 z=2; %meters x1=2; %meters q1=250; %kN/m dSigma_1A = dsigma_line(q1, x1,z); % Backcalculate the q2* % % dSigma_AA = dSigma_1A + dSigma_2xA (due to horizontal line load) + dSigma_2yA

312 Practice Exam 3
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
TOP VIEW 20m Practice Questions Problem 1. Calculate the induced stress ( ) at point A which is below the intersection of circular and rectangular foundation shown in the figure. The rectangular and circular foundations apply loads of 1000 and 300 kN, res

CH_15_Consolidation4_blanks_partially_fi
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312 Dr. Kutay 15 Secondary Consolidation Settlement After completion of the primary consolidation settlement (i.e., dissipation of entire excess pore water pressure), some settlement may be observed due to plastic adjustment of soil grains. This stage

CH_19_introduction_to_slope_Stability_b
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312 Dr. Kutay 19 INTRODUCTION TO SLOPE STABILITY 19.1 Infinite Slope Analysis Aslope that extends relatively long distance and has a consistent subsoil profile may be analyzed as infinite slope. Sliding is assumed to occur along a plane parallel to the

HW2WeightVolumeRelationships
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE 312 SOIL MECHANICS, FALL 2014 Homework 2 WeightVolume relationships, soil classification Due: THURSDAY, September 18th, 2014 4:30 pm NOTE: Submit to CE312 mailbox at the main CEE office (3546 EB). Show all your calculation steps clearly and write legi

HW2WeighoVol_Classification_Solution
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE 312 SOIL MECHANICS, FALL 2014 Homework 2 WeightVolume relationships, soil classification SOLUTION NOTE: Submit to CE312 mailbox at the main CEE office (3546 EB). Show all your calculation steps clearly and write legibly. USE ENGINEERING PAPER. 1) If t

CH_11_MohrCircle_blanks
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312Dr. Kutay 11 Mohr Circle Directional Stresses Normal and shear stresses on a plane 1 CE312Dr. Kutay = = [11.1] Similar derivation can be accomplished for the shear stress on an arbitrary plane: [11.2] Major and Minor principal stresses It can be sh

CH_2_blanks_FA_2011
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312 Soil Mechanics: Dr. Kutay 2 Origins of Soils and Grain Size Origin of soil: Soil is a product of Rock Weathering. Rock weathering: The process of breaking down rocks by mechanical and chemical processes into smaller pieces.  Freeze/thaw cycles cau

Ch_4_Dr_LL_PL_USCS_Blanks
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312 Soil Mechanics: Dr. Kutay 4 Relative Density (Dr), Liquid Limit (LL), Plastic Limit (PL) and Plasticity Index (PI) 4.1 Relative Density (Dr) Relative density is a special weightvolume parameter used in sandy and gravelly soils. It represents the r

CH_8_Seepage_Blanks2
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312Dr. Kutay 8 Seepage =!h 1 CE312Dr. Kutay Equipotential Line: A line along which the total heads at all points are equal. Flow line: A line along which a water particle will travel from upstream to the downstream. A combination of flow lines and equ

CH_3_Weight_Volume_Rels_w_blanks_SP2011
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312 Soil Mechanics: Dr. Kutay 3 WeightVolume Relationships Objectives: ! Be able to convert volume to mass and viceversa in soils. ! Be familiar with the different phases in a soil mass and their significance to construction. 3.1 Phase Diagram Phase

CH_12_Induced_Stresses2_blanks
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312Dr. Kutay 12 Induced Stresses 12.1 Stresses due to a point load Boussinesq (1883) came up with the solution of stresses in a soil mass caused by a point load for a homogeneous, elastic and isotropic medium. Vertical and two horizontal induced stress

CH_13_ElasticSettlement_blanks
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312  Dr. Kutay 13 Compressibility (Settlement) of Soils Immediate (Elastic) settlement Caused by elastic deformation of dry and moist soil without any change in moisture content Primary Consolidation Settlement Volume change caused by expulsion of wate

CH_9_Stresses_in_Soil_Blanks
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312Dr. Kutay 9. Stresses in Soil Mass Stresses in a soil mass: Total (normal) stress: Total load divided by the unit area perpendicular to the load. Hydrostatic stress (or pore water pressure): Normal stress due to water pressure acting perpendicular t

CH_6_Permeability_blanks2
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
6 Hydraulic conductivity (a.k.a.) permeability Soils are permeable due to the existence of the interconnected voids. The concept of hydraulic conductivity is used, in general, to define water flow characteristics of soils. 6.1 Bernoullis Equation Energy c

CH_10_Stresses_in_SOil_2_Blanks
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312Dr. Kutay 10 Stresses in Soil Mass (Contd) Factor of safety against heaving The concept of seepage force can be used to obtain factor of safety against heave on the downstream of a hydraulic structure. After conducting several tests, Terzaghi (1922)

CH_16_Shear_Strength_blanks
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312 Dr. Kutay 16 Shear Strength of Soils  Shear strength is the resistance that soil offers when sheared or when shearing forces are applied to it.  Loading increases shear strength.  Shear strength of a soil is not constant. It is a function of

CH_14_Consolidation2_blanks
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE312 Dr. Kutay 14 Consolidation Consolidation is the timedependent settlement of finegrained soils (Clayey soils) resulting from the expulsion of water from the soil pores 14.1 THE CONCEPT OF TIME DEPENDENT CONSOLIDATION The concept of time dependent

Practice_Problems_2
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE 312 Practice Problems 1) A sheet pile wall is constructed on a Uniform Sand as shown in the figure. The saturated unit weight and the hydraulic conductivity of the soil are also shown in the figure. Calculate:

Practice_Problems_SS12
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Practice Problems 1) Determine the coefficient of uniformity and coefficient of curvature of the soil whose grain size distribution is shown in table below. Size (mm) 0.425 0.18 0.09 0.074 0.04 0.015 0.008 0.004 0.002

Practice_Problems1
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Practice Problems 1) The total weight of a 1ft3 soil sample is 125 pounds, its water content is 5 percent and its degree of saturation is 25 percent. Calculate: a) b) c) d) e) f) The total unit weight ( ) The unit weight of solids ( s) The saturated unit

Practice_Questions_3_FS2012
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Practice Questions 1) Calculate the immediate settlement (in mm) at the center of the foundation shown in the figure. Assume that average Modulus of Elasticity (Es) of the soil is 50,000kPa. Applied load from the foundation (Q) is 4000 kN. Poissons ratio

CE312 Lab 3[1]
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Atterberg Limits Kevin Janes, Tim Koch, Jordan Streby, George Williams CE 312 Soil Mechanics Laboratory Section 1 September 24th, 2012 Submitted October 1st, 2012 1 Introduction Laboratory 3 involved the analysis of soils using two methods; the Liquid Lim

Lab 9
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Unconfined Compression Test Kevin Janes, Tim Koch, Jordan Streby, George Williams CE 312 Soil Mechanics Laboratory Section 1 November 19th, 2012 Submitted November 26th, 2012 Introduction This experiment was conducted to determine the unconfined compressi

CE312 Exam
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Lecture 1 & 2 Soil is a product of Rock Weathering. Rock weathering is the process of breaking down rocks by mechanical and chemical processes into smaller pieces. Freeze/thaw cycles causing expansion/contraction of water in the cracks. Stresses caused by

CE312 Equations
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Coefficient of Uniformity: Cu=D60/D10 Coefficient of Curvature: Cc=(D30)/[(D10)(D60)] Phase Relationship: Gs=s/w=Ws/Vsw e=Vv/Vs=n/(1n) n=Vv/V=e/(1+e) S=Vw/Vv=wGs/e W=Ww/Ws =W/V=d(1+)=Gsw(1+)/(1+e)=Gsw(1n)(1+) d=Ws/V=Gsw/(1+e)=Gsw(1n)=w/(1/Gs)+ Constant

Lab1withintro
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Introduction The purpose of lab 1 was to understand the basics of soils. It is important when doing soil experiments to identify the soils and recognize different characteristics those soils have. Knowing how different soils react with the environment hel

Jordan CE 312 Lab 1
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Results and Discussion The specific gravity portion of the testing yielded the following results. For the long procedure, the mass of the beaker was measured at 223.2 grams. With the soil in the beaker, the mass was 998 grams. When water was added, the ma

CE312_Lab_6_Report[1]
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
March 23, 2009 RAMIL MIJARES Teaching Assistant CE 312 Section 001 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering College of Engineering MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY East Lansing, MI 48824 Ramil: Please accept the attached report for our Lab Experiment No

CE312_Lab_5_Report_M&M
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Methods and Materials The methods and materials for the compaction experiment are simple and straight forward. Two important experimental notes need to be taken into account. The first is that Group 3 was responsible for conducting compaction tests for th

CE312 Permeability Memo
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE 312 Section 001 Memo To: Ramil Mijares From: Jordan McNally Date: 2/20/2013 Re: Results of Permeability Test Introduction An experiment was performed on March 30 th to explore relationships involving seepage velocity, hydraulic conductivity, flow rate,

Lab4.CE312[1]
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
DepartmentofCivil&EnvironmentalEngineering CollegeofEngineering MICHIGANSTATEUNIVERSITY CE312 SOILMECHANICS Spring2009 LabReportEvaluationSheet TITLE: Lab5:CompactionTest GROUPNUMBER: 3 MEMBERS: Bouvy,Nathan Kanners,Brent McNally,Jordan Morris,Matthew Don

Lab 2
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Grain Size Analysis (Sieve and Hydrometer Analysis) Kevin Janes, Tim Koch, Jordan Streby, George Williams CE 312 Soil Mechanics Laboratory Section 1 September 17th, 2012 Submitted September 24th, 2012 Introduction Laboratory 2 involved the analysis of gra

Lab 4
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
Field Density Test (SandCone Method) Kevin Janes, Tim Koch, Jordan Streby, George Williams CE 312 Soil Mechanics Laboratory Section 1 October 1st, 2012 Submitted October 8th, 2012 Introduction Laboratory 4 included two processes, the calibration of the s

312 Exam 1 B
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
(A) fut Name: fitous I Part I  Multiple choice and T/F questions (20 pts) 1) The water content at which soil ceases to shrink is called: (2 Pts) a) Activitv c) Sf,ti*age Limit Plastic Limit d) Liquidity index @ 2) Which one of the following is true? (2 P

HW6Stresses_solution
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE 312 SOIL MECHANICS FALL 2012 Homework 6  Stresses SOLUTION Submit to CE312 mailbox at the main CEE office (3546 EB) ! NOTE: Show all your calculation steps clearly and write legibly. USE ENGINEERING PAPER for the handcalculations. FIGURE 1 !" Calcu

HW7Settlementconsolidation_solution
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
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HW8_Shear_Strength_Solution
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE 312 SOIL MECHANICS FALL 2012 Homework 8 Shear Strength DUE: Monday, November 19th, 2012, 10:00 am SOLUTION 1. For a direct shear test on a dry sand, the following are given: Specimen size (cubical specimen): 2 75 mm (length) x 75 mm (width) x 30 mm (

HW9_solution
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
(1) ) (2) a = 15; H = 5; T = 10; f = 35; gm = 15; a = a / 180*pi; T = T / 180*pi; f = f / 180*pi; % Active earth pressure coefficient psi = asin(sin(a)/sin(f)a+2*T; KA = cos(aT)*sqrt(1+sin(f)^22*sin(f)*cos(psi)/(cos(T)^2*(cos(a)+sqrt(sin

EXAM_3_Solutions
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
!. Name: _ _ / C E312 Soil Mechanics Exam 3 FALL 2012 Date: November 20, 2012 ~ LLA.:t cfw_0 1\J I nstructor: Dr. M. Emin Kutay, P.E. This is a closedbook exam. Please read the questions carefully and answer the questions to the best o f your understand

Soils Exam 2
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
xu ./LAXtoM ,/ O\.q.e L!' 5t ", CE3I2 Soil Mechanics MidTerm Exam 2 Spring 2010 Date: March 4',2010 Instructor: Dr. M. Emin Kutat P.E_ This is a closedbook cxam. Please read the questions carefully and answer the questrons to the best ofyout unde$taodin

Final Lab1
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
VisualManual Soil Identification & Determination of Specific Gravity Kevin Janes, Tim Koch, Jordan Streby, George Williams CE 312 Soil Mechanics Laboratory Section 1 September 10th, 2012 Submitted September 17th, 2012 Introduction Laboratory 1 included t

Exam2Solution
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
PartI 1"' NAME: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9) (25 Pts) A s heet pile wall is constructed on a soil shown in the figure. Saturated unit weight o f t he soil is 21 k N/m3 . (Hint: Last equipotential drop (at the upstream) is about h alf o f a regular equipot

CE312Exam1_solution
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
CE 312 Soil Mechanics Exam 1 FALL 2012 SOLUTION Date: October 2, 2012 Instructor: Dr. M. Emin Kutay, P.E. This is a closedbook exam. Please read the questions carefully and answer the questions to the best of your under

Lec1
School: Michigan State University
Course: Soil Mechanics
ME222 Fall 2010 ME222: Mechanics of Deformable Solids Patrick Kwon Professor Mechanical Engineering Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 1. Concept of Stress 1.1 Introduction Understanding the relationships between external loads and internal