CEG 3011 - Soil Mechanics
Spring 2014
Homework 6 - Solutions
Total Possible 38 points
Problem 1: Total = 27 pts
Refer to the figure below and calculate , , at A, B, C, and D for the following cases and plot
the variations with depth. (Note: e = void ratio

Soil Mechanics CEG 3011 Homework 6 Spring 2010
Problem 1: Refer to the figure below and determine elevation, pressure and total heads for points A (on top of soil 1), B (bottom of soil 2), and C (at the interface between soils 1 and 2). h1 = 300 mm, h2 =

CEG 3011 HOMEWORK 4 Spring 2010 Problem 1 There is an earth dam to be constructed with a total volume of 600000 Cu yds. The fill material must have the following characteristics: in the fill the total unit weight will be 135 lbs/cuft. At the borrow pit, t

CEG 3011 Spring 2010 Soil Mechanics Homework 7 Due Friday March 26th 2010 Problem 1 Water is being pumped from the sand aquifer situated below a lake as shown below. A pressure transducer was installed at the interface of the sand layer aquifer and the sl

Homework 9 CEG 3011 Spring 2010 Soil Mechanics
Problem 1 The following Figure shows a soil profile. The uniformly distributed load on the ground surface is . 1. Estimate the primary settlement of clay layer given these values 2. How much consolidation wi

ChadWise
CEG3011
9/16/15
CEG 3011 Soil Mechanics Fall 2015 Homework Assignment 3
Pb1
Which soil type, sand or clay, is likely to have a greater void ratio and why?
Sand is more likely to have a higher void ratio. Since the void ratio is defined as
the rat

CEG 3011 Soil Mechanics Spring 2010 Homework 3
PROBLEM 1 The moist weight of 0.1 cubic feet of soil is 12.2 lb. If the moisture content is 12% and the specific gravity of soil solids is 2.72, determine the following: a.- Moist unit weight. b.- Dry unit we

CEG 3011 - Soil Mechanics
Fall 2014
Homework 2 Solution
Total Possible Points = 35
Problem 1: Total 5pts
What are the three basic categories of rocks? Provide a brief statement for each.
Solution:
Igneous rocks
Sedimentary rocks
Metamorphic rocks
Probl

CEG 3011 - Soil Mechanics
Fall 2014
Homework 7 Solutions
Total Possible 45 points
Problem 1: 5pts
You have received the following letter for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
(FDEP). Please proceed with their request.
Dear Consultant
The

CEG 3011 - Soil Mechanics
Spring 2014
Homework 5 - Solutions
Total Possible Points =15
Problem 1: Total 2pts
Refer to the constant- head arrangement shown in Figure 7.5. For a test, the following are given:
L = 300 mm
A = 175 cm2
h = 500 mm
Water collecte

CEG 3011 - Soil Mechanics
Spring 2014
Homework 10 Solutions
Total Possible Points = 35
Problem 1: Total 5pts
A direct shear test was conducted on a specimen of dry sand with a normal stress of 200 kN/m2.
Failure occurred at a shear stress of 175 kN/m2. Th

CEG 3011 - Soil Mechanics
Spring 2014
Homework 7 - Solutions
Total Possible Points =38
Problem 1: Total 3pts
If q1= 750 lb/ft, x1 = 8ft, x2 = 4 ft, and z = 5 ft, and knowing that the vertical stress increase at point A is
35 lb/ft, determine the magnitude

CEG 3011 - Soil Mechanics
Spring 2014
Homework 8 Solutions
Total Possible Points = 30
Problem 1: Total 5pts
The following Figure shows a soil profile. The uniformly distributed load on the ground
surface is .
1. Estimate the primary settlement of clay lay

CEG 3011 - Soil Mechanics
Fall 2014
Homework 6 - Solutiom
Total Possible Points = 30
Problem 1: Total 5pts
Refer to the figure below. For a constant-head permeability test in a sand, the following are
given:
L = 350 mm
A = 125 cm2
h = 420 mm
Water col

CEG 3011 Soil Mechanics
Exam 3
Problem 1
What stress, , applied over a large area on the ground surface is required to produce a
settlement (due to primary consolidation) of 80 mm at the time of exactly 120 days after
application. Assume that the soft cla

CEG 3011 - Soil Mechanics
Fall 2014
Homework 5 - Solution
Total Possible Points = 30
Problem 1: Total 5pts
Which of the following tests is not related to field testing compaction?
1. SPT
2. Sand cone apparatus, and balloon testing device
3. Geo-gauge
4. N

CEG 3011 - Soil Mechanics
Spring 2014
Homework 2 Solution
Total Possible Points = 65
Problem 1: Total 10pts
Following are the results of a mechanical sieve analysis:
Opening
Sieve No.
4
10
20
40
60
100
200
Pan
Cumulative mass
retained above each
sieve (g)

CEG 3011 Soil Mechanics
Fall 2014
Homework 9 - Solutions
Total Possible Points = 30
Problem 1: Total 5pts
The following Figure shows a soil profile. The uniformly distributed load on the ground
surface is .
Given: = 1500 lb/ft2, H1=5ft, H2=10ft, H3=20 ft,

Ashley Solek
CEG3011-01
Homework
2 March 2016
Problem 1
Which of the following tests is not related to field testing compaction?
1. SPT
2. Sand cone apparatus and balloon testing device
3. Geo-gauge
4. Nuclear density meter
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 3
c) 1, 2, a

Ashley Solek
CEG 3011-01
Homework 3
3 February 2016
Problem 1
Which soil type, sand or clay, is likely to have a greater void ratio and why?
Soil porosity and void ratio are codependent, meaning the void ratio depends on the consistency
and how tightly th

Ashley Solek
CEG 3011-01
Homework 2
27 January 2016
Problem 1
What are the three basic categories of rocks? Provide a brief statement for each.
Igneous rocks are formed from cooled molten lava.
Sedimentary rocks are a mixture of water and igneous rocks.
M

Ashley Solek
CEG 3011
Homework 1
14 January 2016
Problem 1
A. Read the course syllabus and answer the following questions:
What are the expected course outcomes
o List the salient engineering properties of soils and their characteristics, and
describe th

Ashley Solek
CEG 3011-01
Homework 2
27 January 2016
Problem 1
What are the three basic categories of rocks? Provide a brief statement for each.
Igneous rocks are formed from cooled molten lava.
Sedimentary rocks are a mixture of water and igneous rocks.
M

Ashley Solek
CEG3011-01
Homework 4
22 February 2016
Problem 1
Would the addition of water to an unsaturated soil change its dry unit weight if the void
ratio doesnt change? Justify your answer. Assume that the soil is non-expansive or noncollapsible and t

Homework #2 Solution
1) The three basic categories of rocks are :
- Igneous Rocks formed by the cooling and solidification of magma and lava.
- Sedimentary Rocks formed by the deposition of material at Earths surface.
- Metamorphic Rocks formed by the tra

Homework Assignment #1 Solution
Problem 2:
Soil Mechanics Course Outcomes:
1. List the salient engineering properties of soils and their characteristics, and
describe the factors that control the properties of soils.
2. List the methods which engineers im