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  • 4 Pages HW5_effective_stress_heaving_mohr
    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

  • 10 Pages CH_17_Lateral_Earth_Pressure_blanks
    CH_17_Lateral_Earth_Pressure_blanks

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE312 - Dr. Kutay 17 Lateral Earth Pressure: At-rest, 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

  • 7 Pages Lecture_18_Lateral_Earth_Pressure_2_blan
    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

  • 8 Pages Lecture_5_Compaction_Blanks
    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

  • 11 Pages HW1_solution
    HW1_solution

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  • 7 Pages HW3_solution
    HW3_solution

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    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

  • 6 Pages HW_8_solution
    HW_8_solution

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

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  • 5 Pages HW7_solution
    HW7_solution

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

  • 8 Pages HW2_solution
    HW2_solution

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  • 8 Pages HW5_solution
    HW5_solution

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  • 9 Pages HW6_solution
    HW6_solution

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    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

  • 9 Pages HW9_Solution
    HW9_Solution

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  • 13 Pages HW4_solution
    HW4_solution

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

  • 2 Pages 312 Practice Exam 3
    312 Practice Exam 3

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    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

  • 10 Pages 312 Exam 3 B(1)
    312 Exam 3 B(1)

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

  • 7 Pages CH_15_Consolidation4_blanks_partially_fi
    CH_15_Consolidation4_blanks_partially_fi

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    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

  • 11 Pages CH_19_-introduction_to_slope_Stability_b
    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

  • 3 Pages HW2-WeightVolumeRelationships
    HW2-WeightVolumeRelationships

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE 312 SOIL MECHANICS, FALL 2014 Homework 2 Weight-Volume 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

  • 9 Pages HW2-WeighoVol_Classification_Solution
    HW2-WeighoVol_Classification_Solution

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE 312 SOIL MECHANICS, FALL 2014 Homework 2 Weight-Volume 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

  • 4 Pages CH_11_MohrCircle_blanks
    CH_11_MohrCircle_blanks

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE312-Dr. Kutay 11 Mohr Circle Directional Stresses Normal and shear stresses on a plane 1 CE312-Dr. 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

  • 8 Pages CH_2_blanks_FA_2011
    CH_2_blanks_FA_2011

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE-312 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

  • 14 Pages Ch_4_Dr_LL_PL_USCS_Blanks
    Ch_4_Dr_LL_PL_USCS_Blanks

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE-312 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 weight-volume parameter used in sandy and gravelly soils. It represents the r

  • 8 Pages CH_8_Seepage_Blanks2
    CH_8_Seepage_Blanks2

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE312-Dr. Kutay 8 Seepage =!h 1 CE312-Dr. 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

  • 9 Pages CH_3_Weight_Volume_Rels_w_blanks_SP2011
    CH_3_Weight_Volume_Rels_w_blanks_SP2011

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE-312 Soil Mechanics: Dr. Kutay 3 Weight-Volume Relationships Objectives: ! Be able to convert volume to mass and vice-versa in soils. ! Be familiar with the different phases in a soil mass and their significance to construction. 3.1 Phase Diagram Phase

  • 10 Pages CH_12_Induced_Stresses2_blanks
    CH_12_Induced_Stresses2_blanks

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE312-Dr. 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

  • 6 Pages CH_13_ElasticSettlement_blanks
    CH_13_ElasticSettlement_blanks

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    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

  • 6 Pages CH_9_Stresses_in_Soil_Blanks
    CH_9_Stresses_in_Soil_Blanks

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE312-Dr. 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

  • 6 Pages CH_6_Permeability_blanks2
    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

  • 4 Pages CH_10_Stresses_in_SOil_2_Blanks
    CH_10_Stresses_in_SOil_2_Blanks

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE312-Dr. 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)

  • 13 Pages CH_16_Shear_Strength_blanks
    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

  • 8 Pages CH_14_Consolidation2_blanks
    CH_14_Consolidation2_blanks

    School: Michigan State University

    Course: Soil Mechanics

    CE312 -Dr. Kutay 14 Consolidation Consolidation is the time-dependent settlement of fine-grained 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

  • 10 Pages 312 Exam 3 A(1)
    312 Exam 3 A(1)

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

  • 8 Pages 312 Exam 2 B
    312 Exam 2 B

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

  • 3 Pages Practice_Problems_2
    Practice_Problems_2

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    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:

  • 5 Pages Practice_Problems_SS12
    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

  • 5 Pages Practice_Problems1
    Practice_Problems1

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

    Practice Problems 1) The total weight of a 1-ft3 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

  • 2 Pages Practice_Questions_3_FS2012
    Practice_Questions_3_FS2012

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    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

  • 8 Pages CE312 Lab 3[1]
    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

  • 4 Pages Lab 9
    Lab 9

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    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

  • 4 Pages CE312 Exam
    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

  • 3 Pages CE312 Equations
    CE312 Equations

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    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/(1-n) n=Vv/V=e/(1+e) S=Vw/Vv=wGs/e W=Ww/Ws =W/V=d(1+)=Gsw(1+)/(1+e)=Gsw(1-n)(1+) d=Ws/V=Gsw/(1+e)=Gsw(1-n)=w/(1/Gs)+ Constant

  • 3 Pages lab1withintro
    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

  • 2 Pages Jordan CE 312 Lab 1
    Jordan CE 312 Lab 1

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    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

  • 7 Pages CE312_Lab_6_Report[1]
    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

  • 1 Page CE312_Lab_5_Report_M&M
    CE312_Lab_5_Report_M&M

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    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

  • 2 Pages CE312 Permeability Memo
    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,

  • 9 Pages Lab4.CE312[1]
    Lab4.CE312[1]

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    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

  • 8 Pages Lab 2
    Lab 2

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    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

  • 7 Pages Lab 4
    Lab 4

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

    Field Density Test (Sand-Cone 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

  • 5 Pages 312 Exam 1 A
    312 Exam 1 A

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

  • 8 Pages 312 Exam 1 B
    312 Exam 1 B

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    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

  • 6 Pages 312 Exam 2 A
    312 Exam 2 A

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  • 10 Pages HW6-Stresses_solution
    HW6-Stresses_solution

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    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 hand-calculations. FIGURE 1 !" Calcu

  • 8 Pages HW7Settlement-consolidation_solution
    HW7Settlement-consolidation_solution

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

    !"#$%&'#()*+#,"!-./*!('#0.+#&1%&# # !"#$%"&'()(*(+$,-$#$.,(/(0".1"-234,2".( ( 23"4#,56789:#/5;<=><?#%&@A:#&1%&:#B4$1#C=# !"#$%&'&(')*+,-./'$0%1#(2'0&'&34'$0%5'*+'(66%74'8,9:;'+<=' 5-41,26(+$,-$#$.,( !"! #$%&'$%()*+(,-(./0%1(23%)2()+(0'1041')%(%1'2)50(2%)1

  • 6 Pages HW8_Shear_Strength_Solution
    HW8_Shear_Strength_Solution

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    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 (

  • 6 Pages HW9_solution
    HW9_solution

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    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(a-T)*sqrt(1+sin(f)^2-2*sin(f)*cos(psi)/(cos(T)^2*(cos(a)+sqrt(sin

  • 7 Pages EXAM_3_Solutions
    EXAM_3_Solutions

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    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 closed-book exam. Please read the questions carefully and answer the questions to the best o f your understand

  • 6 Pages Soils Exam 2
    Soils Exam 2

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

    xu ./LAXtoM ,/ O\.q.e L!' 5t ", CE3I2 Soil Mechanics Mid-Term Exam 2 Spring 2010 Date: March 4',2010 Instructor: Dr. M. Emin Kutat P.E_ This is a closed-book cxam. Please read the questions carefully and answer the questrons to the best ofyout unde$taodin

  • 8 Pages Final Lab1
    Final Lab1

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    Course: Soil Mechanics

    Visual-Manual 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

  • 9 Pages Test_1_Solution
    Test_1_Solution

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  • 8 Pages ce312_test2
    Ce312_test2

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  • 12 Pages Exam2Solution
    Exam2Solution

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    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

  • 9 Pages CE312Exam1_solution
    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 closed-book exam. Please read the questions carefully and answer the questions to the best of your under

  • 3 Pages Lec1
    Lec1

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    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

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