Geotechnical Engineering
Tutorial 4
2011
Exercise 1
An infinite slope is shown in Figure 1 below. The shear strength parameters at the interface of soil and rock are as follows:
3
c0 = 18kN/m , 0 = 25 .
a) If H = 8 m and = 20 , find the factor of safety a
Geotechnical Engineering
Tutorial 9
2011
Exercise 1
A 5m wide strip footing is constructed on saturated clay with properties:
2
2
2
su = 25kN/m , u = 0, c0 = 2kN/m , 0 = 25 and sat = 15kN/m .
Determine the short term and long term bearing capacities if th
Geotechnical Engineering
Tutorial 7
2011
Exercise 1
Note: This question was part of a previous final exam
Given the gravity wall described in Fig. 1(a), embedded in sandy clay:
a) Use the Rankines method to calculate and diagram the distributions of the (
Geotechnical Engineering, CIVL3411
Slope (in)Stability
Slope Stability, Itai Einav
Slope (in)Stability Australia
Geoscience Australia: Landslides in Australia have caused
fatalities, environmental degradation and millions of dollars
damage to buildings, r
Geotechnical Engineering
Tutorial 6
2011
Exercise 1
Determine the maximum thrust, P a, on the wall shown in Figure 1 below. The properties of the soil are: = 17.5 kN/m3 ,
c = 10 kN/m2 , = = 19 . Assume that a tension crack develops. For the calculation, f
CIVL 3411 Geotechnical Engineering
Models of Soil
Mechanics
Yixiang Gan
yixiang.gan@sydney.edu.au
1
Where are we now?
Stress & Strain
(effective vs. total)
Soil strength & Lab tests
(shear strength & triaxial tests)
Soil models
(critical state concept)
De
Geotechnical Engineering
Tutorial 1
2011
Exercise 1
A soil element is shown in Figure 1 below. The magnitude of stresses are x = 120 kNm2 , = 40 kN/m2 , y = 300 kN/m2
and = 20 . Determine:
a) Magnitude of the principal stresses.
b) Normal and shear stress
SOIL CHARACTERISATION:
STRESSES and STRAINS
DISCUSSION: continuum VS discrete?
Yixiang Gan
Slide Number: 1
The University of Sydney
Stresses during & after penetrometer impact
(photoelasticity)
Bob Behringers group
Yixiang Gan
Slide Number: 2
The Universi
Geotechnical Engineering
Tutorial 3
2011
Exercise 1
A sample of clay is loaded isotropically in a triaxial apparatus to an effective pressure of 100 kPa. The volumetric strain is
measured to be 0.02. Assuming the material behaves as an isotropic linear el
Geotechnical Engineering
Tutorial 2
2011
Exercise 1
A sample of normally consolidated clay failed under effective major and minor principal stresses of 580 kPa and 200 kPa,
respectively. Under rapid shearing the same soil failed at a major and minor princ
Geotechnical Engineering
Tutorial 5
2011
Exercise 1
Use Taylors curves to determine the maximum height of a 70 slope in homogeneous soil for which = 16 kN/m3 and c = 20
kN/m 2 if:
a) = 25
b) = 10
c) = 0
Exercise 2
Use Taylors curves to determine the facto
School of Civil Engineering
CIVL3805 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management - Semester 2, 2013
Tutorial 2 (week 3) Scope Definition & Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Part A: Short answer questions
1. When developing a WBS, an initial list of
Geotechnical Engineering
Tutorial 8
2011
Exercise 1
Calculate the bearing capacity force Qult of the strip footing shown in Figure 1 for the three competing mechanisms. Assume
rapid loading of clay with undrained shear strength su (i.e., use TSA). By the