CEG 3011 C Geotechnical Engineering I
Direct Shear Lab
Maximum of 60 points
Due: Wednesday 13 April 2016
Information:
The following table provides results from four drained direct shear tests on a normally consolidated clay. The
diameter of the sample was

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Problems
Practice Set 2 Water In Soils
Problem 1
The water in a soil flows from Point K to Point L, a distance of 250 ft. Point K is at
elevation 543 ft and Point L is at elevation 461 ft (both abo

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CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I:
Review for Quiz 2 (Spring 2015)
1.
How is Bernoullis equation modified for geotechnical engineering applications?
2.
Given the following information from a laboratory permeability test calculate the permea

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Set 5 Soil Shearing
Problem 1
Problem 3.26 from the textbook.
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Practice Solution
CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Solution
Practice Set 5 Soil Shearing
Problem 2

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Lesson 4
Grain Size Distribution
In Class Solutions
In Class 1
Indicate the gradation type, determine the effective grain size and calculate the Cu
and Cc for soils C, D, & E in Figure 4.13.
Gradation Type (visually)
E

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Problems
Practice Set 3 Compaction, Stress, & Loading in Soils
Problem 1
Use phase diagrams to illustrate the changes that occur in the three phases in a soil during
earthwork.
Problem 2
A series o

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I:
Review for Quiz 4 (Spring 2015)
1. A normally consolidated clay layer in the field is 8.5 ft thick with an initial void ratio of 0.8. The
average effective overburden pressure is 2650 psf and the average increase in s

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Solution
Practice Set 4 Consolidation & Soil Response
Problem 1
A 4.0-meter thick fill with a unit weight of 20.1 kN/m3 is to be placed on the soil profile in Figure
9.11. Develop plots of the init

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Problems
Practice Set 5 Soil Shearing
Problem 1
Complete Problem 3.26 in textbook.
Problem 2
The stresses at a certain point in the ground are x = 210 kPa, z = 375 kPa, zx = 75 kPa,
and xz = -75 kP

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CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I:
Review for Quiz 3 (Spring 2015)
1. What are the differences in the standard and modified proctor tests?
2. How do the results of the standard and modified proctor test differ for the same soil?
3. List four methods

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CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I:
Review for Quiz 5 (Spring 2015)
1. List two drilling methods including both benefits and limitations of each.
2. What are the three stages of a soil investigation?
3. List 5 items typically found on a boring log.
4.

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I:
Review for Quiz 1 (Spring 2015)
1. For a given soil, the following information is known: Gs = 2.7, moist unit weight =
128 lb/ft3, and water content = 18.6%. Complete the phase diagram. Determine
the weight of water,

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Solutions
Practice Set 1 Soil Properties and Classification
Problem 1
A cube of moist soil weights 330 lb and has a volume of 3.00 ft3. Its moisture content is 27.0%, and
the specific gravity of so

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Problems
Practice Set 1 Soil Properties and Classification
Problem 1
A cube of moist soil weights 330 lb and has a volume of 3.00 ft3. Its moisture content is
27.0%, and the specific gravity of sol

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Problems
Practice Set 4 Consolidation & Soil Response
Problem 1
A 4.0-meter thick fill with a unit weight of 20.1 kN/m3 is to be placed on the soil profile in Figure
9.11. Develop plots of the init

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Solution
Practice Set 3 Compaction, Stress, & Loading in Soils
Problem 1
Use phase diagrams to illustrate the changes that occur in the three phases in a soil during earthwork.
Problem 2
A series o

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CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I:
Review for Quiz 3 (Spring 2016)
1. What are the differences in the standard and modified proctor tests?
2. How do the results of the standard and modified proctor test differ for the same soil?
3. List four methods

CEG 3011 C Geotechnical Engineering I
Atterberg Limits Lab 1 (ASTM D4318)
Maximum of 80 points
Due: Monday 1 February 2016
Introduction:
Atterberg established four states of soil consistency liquid, plastic, semi-solid, and solid. The dividing
line betwee

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2016
Practice Solution
Practice Set 4 Consolidation & Soil Response
Problem 1
A 4.0-meter thick fill with a unit weight of 20.1 kN/m3 is to be placed on the soil profile in Figure
9.11. Develop plots of the init

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CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I:
Review for Quiz 5 (Spring 2016)
1. A CU triaxial test was conducted on a specimen of saturated sand with an effective radial stress of
100 kPa. Failure occurred when the axial effective stress reached 300 kPa. Deter

CEG 3011 C Geotechnical Engineering I
Grain Size Distribution Lab 1 (ASTM D422)
Submission part of Laboratory Portfolio
Introduction:
Grain-size analysis, which is among the oldest of soil tests, is widely used in engineering classification
and determinat

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2016
Practice Solution
Practice Set 3 Compaction, Stress, & Loading in Soils
Problem 1
Use phase diagrams to illustrate the changes that occur in the three phases in a soil during earthwork.
Problem 2
A series o

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2016
Practice Solution
Practice Set 5 Soil Shearing
Problem 1
The stresses at a certain point in the ground are x = 210 kPa, z = 375 kPa, zx = 75 kPa, and xz = 75 kPa. Construct Mohrs circle and determine the fo

CEG 3011 C Geotechnical Engineering I
Specific Gravity Lab 1
Submission part of Laboratory Portfolio
Introduction:
Specific Gravity is a unitless value that represents the ratio between the mass of a given volume of substance to an
equivalent volume of wa

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CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I:
Review for Quiz 4 (Spring 2016)
1. List two drilling methods including both benefits and limitations of each.
2. What are the three stages of a soil investigation?
3. List 5 items typically found on a boring log.
4.

CEG 3011C Geotechnical Engineering I
Spring 2015
Practice Solution
Practice Set 2 Water In Soils
Problem 1
The water in a soil flows from Point K to Point L, a distance of 250 ft. Point K is at elevation 543 ft
and Point L is at elevation 461 ft (both abo