Geotechnical Engineering: A Practical Problem Solving by Nagaratnam Sivakugan

By Nagaratnam Sivakugan

A identify within the J. Ross Publishing Eureka Series

Geotechnical Engineering: a realistic challenge fixing procedure covers all the significant geotechnical issues within the least difficult real way adopting a hands-on procedure with a really robust functional bias. Engineers are challenge solvers. constructing problem-solving talents is without doubt one of the key studying results anticipated of engineering scholars and this publication presents simply that. 60-70% of the e-book is dedicated to functional challenge fixing and 30-40% covers basic concepts.

Key Features

--Offers rigorously chosen solved issues of a variety of hassle point from basic to challenging
--Includes a DVD of the coed version of GeoStudio that may be used for fixing quite a lot of geotechnical problems
--Presents the fabric within the so much concise demeanour attainable whereas nonetheless together with adequate element to resolve the problems
--Demonstrates concept via sensible challenge fixing with much less reliance on arithmetic
--Offers either soil mechanics and beginning engineering in a single book
--WAV bargains downloadable PowerPoint slides to aid in lecture room guide, available from the net additional price obtain source middle at jrosspub.com

in regards to the Eureka Series
The books within the J. Ross Publishing Eureka sequence are engineering textbooks for a brand new new release. just like problem-based studying, the subject matter is built-in with broad labored examples, quizzes and assessment workouts. The writing kind is lean and straightforward whereas no longer compromising at the breadth or intensity of the subject material. Books within the Eureka sequence are written via popular students with awesome collage careers who've additionally made major contributions to educating and studying

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2. J. 2 Clays vs. non-clays Clays Non-clays (silts, sands and gravels) Grains are 1 (needle) or 2 (plate) dimensional Grains are equidimensional Grains , 2 mm Grains . , PI . 075 mm (75 mm) separates coarse- and fine-grained soils. v Uniformly graded soils are poorly graded. v Grain size distributions are mainly for coarse-grained soils; Atterberg limits are for fines. v Clay particles are negatively charged flakes with a high surface area and are smaller than 2 mm in size; they are plastic and sticky (cohesive).

61 t/m3 ​5. 65 m3 has 4% porosity. 75. What is the weight of this rock? Assume the rock is dry. 83 kN ​6. A soil-water suspension is made by adding water to 50 g of dry soil, making 1000 ml of suspension. 73. What is the total mass of the suspension? 7 g ​7. A soil is mixed at a water content of 16% and compacted in a 1000 ml cylindrical mold. 69. Find the void ratio, degree of saturation, and dry unit weight of the compacted sample. If the sample is soaked in water at the same void ratio, what would be the new water content?

C. How many liters of water should be added to a truckload? Solution: The water content of the borrow pit and the truck must be the same. In addition, the mass of the soil grains at the fill and the borrow pit is the same. J. Ross Publishing; All Rights Reserved 20 Geotechnical Engineering a. 64 5 11,652 b. 5% and Ms 5 718,200 kN (same as at the fill). 3 m3 c. 5% to 15%. 6 L. An irregularly shaped, undisturbed soil lump has a mass of 4074 g. To measure the volume, it was required to thinly coat the sample with wax (the mass and volume of which can be neglected) and weigh it submerged in water when suspended by a string.

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