BASE UNITS
Multiplication
Factor
Prefix
SI Symbol
10000000 giga
G
1000000 mega
M
1000 kilo
K
0.001 milli
m
0.000001 micro
0.000000001 nano
n
Quantity
Unit
Symbol
length
meter
m
mass
kilogram
Kg
force
Quiz #8
(Due by 2400 hours Friday, 30 July 2010)
This is a take-home quiz. Accepting a take-home quiz means that you pledge to yourself to
be honest and do the quiz alone. The grade is highly dependen
Quiz #7
This is a take-home quiz. Accepting a take-home quiz means that you pledge to yourself to
be honest and do the quiz alone. The grade is highly dependent on the quality of your
drawing, and the
Quiz #6
This is a take-home quiz. Accepting a take-home quiz means that you pledge to yourself to
be honest and do the quiz alone. The grade is highly dependent on the quality of your
drawings, and th
Quiz-5
Find (1) the total pore pressure at points A and B; (2) the total head at points A and B; and
(3) the total seepage flow Q for the 1,500 ft wide dam in gallons per year, if the permeability
of
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEG-4011 Geotechnical Engineering I
Summer Term C - 2010
QUIZ No. 4
Name _SOLUTION_29 June 2010
(2 points) What are t
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEG-4011 Geotechnical Engineering I
Summer Term C - 2010
QUIZ No. 3
Name _SOLUTIONS_21 February 2010
European enginee
Solution to Quiz No. 2
1. (2 points). Briefly describe the difference between the standard penetration test
(SPT) and the Dutch cone penetration test (CPT) as a means of site investigation.
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Florida International University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEG-4011 Geotechnical Engineering I
Quiz No. 1
Name _SOLUTIONS_ 08 June 2010
(1 point). What is the etymological orig
16 - Braced Cuts
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Determine the type of lateral pressure diagram.
Factor of safety against heaving failure of an excavation.
Forces and moments in the struts of a shored trench
15 - Lateral Stresses
01: A simple wall subject to an active earth pressure.
02: Compare the Rankine and Coulomb coefficients.
03: Passive pressures using the Rankine theory.
04: At rest pressures upo
13 - Slope Stability
*01: Find the FS of a straight wedged element of slope.
*02: Swedish slip circle used to find the FS of a slope.
*03: Method of slices to find the FS of a slope.
*04: Method of sl
12 - Shear Strength of Soils
Problem #01: Find the maximum shear on the failure plane.
Problem #02: Why the max shear is not the shear failure.
Problem #03: Find the maximum principal stress.
Problem
11 -Plastic Settlement (Consolidation)
*01: Pore pressure in a compressible stratum.
*02: Total settlement of a single clay layer.
*03: Using Boussinesq to find the stress in a clay.
*04: Surface load
10 - Elastic Settlement
*01: Elastic settlement of a truck tire.
*02: Schmertmanns methods for a spread footing.
*03: Schmertmanns methods for a deep footing.
*04: The 2:1 method.
*05: The Boussinesq
*Newmark01: Stress beneath a tank at different depths.
(Revision: Sept.-08)
A construction site has a surface layer of Aeolic sand 2 m thick, underlain by a 10 m
thick clay stratum. The project involv
*Stress01: Stress increase at a point from several surface point loads.
(Revision: Aug-08)
Point loads of 2000, 4000, and 6000 lbs act at points A, B and C respectively, as shown
below. Determine the
*Mohr-01: Find the angle of internal friction
of a soil.
(Revision: Jan-09)
The horizontal stress on a soil particle at a depth of 130 ft is of its vertical stress.
If the average unit weight of the i
Solved Problems in:
Dams and Levees
01: Uplift pressures upon a concrete levee.
02: Uplift pressures upon a concrete dam.
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*Dams-01: Find the uplift pressure under a small concrete levee.
(Revision
Solved Problems in:
Effective Stresses
*01: The concept of effective stress.
*02: The concept of effective stress with multiple strata.
*03: Effective and porewater pressure profiles with depth.
*04:
Solved Problems in:
Seepage and Flow-nets
*01: Correct flawed flow-nets.
*02: Flow-net beneath a dam with a partial cutoff wall.
*03: Velocity of the flow at any point under a dam.
*04: Flow-net throu
04- Soil Improvement
*01: Can a contractor attain 105% of Standard Proctor?
*02: Find the optimum moisture content (OMC).
*03: Find the maximum dry unit weight in SI units.
*04: What is the saturation
03- Classification of Soils
*01. Determine the percentage of each of the four grain sizes.
*02. Coefficients of uniformity and curvature of granular soils.
*03. Classify two soils using the USCS.
*04.
02- Phases of Soils Relationships
*01. Convert from metric units to SI and US units.
*02. Compaction checked via the voids ratio.
*03. Find the moisture w when the soil is fully saturated.
*04. Identi
01- Subsurface Exploration
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Find the required number of borings and their depth for a site.
Propose the number of samples from a ge
Homework No. 6
(Due by 2400 hours Saturday, 31 July)
(10 points).
(1) Redo the problem shown below in WORD, Math Type and AutoCAD;
(2) Redo the calculations in US units (instead of SI units), in psi.
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEG 4011 Geotechnical Engineering I - Summer Term C 2010
Homework No. 5
(Due by 2400 hours Tuesday, 27 July)
(10 poin
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEG 4011 Geotechnical Engineering I - Summer Term C 2010
Homework No. 4
(Due by 2400 hours Sunday, 11 July)
(10 point
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEG 4011 Geotechnical Engineering I - Summer Term C 2010
Homework No. 3
(Due on Thursday, 1 July 2010)
(10 points).
(