Week 10 Notes

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CIVIL ENGI 48310
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Nov 5, 2023
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Week 10 Notes Introduction to Civil &Environmental Engineering
Foundations (SLO 2) Topics Week 10 Classifying Soils Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) Retaining Walls Terzhagi's Bearing Capacity Equation References: B. M. Das Lambe & Whitman
1 Classifying Soils 1.1 Introduction A simple classification system for foundation materials by a novice engineer may include the following breakdown: soils, and Rock. Where soils are considered as soft (low strength) foundation materials and to be avoided and rocks are hard (high strength) foundation materials and good to use as foundations. A further breakdown of this simple system may look like: Free draining Soils: Sand & Gravels Non-Free draining Soils: Silts & Clays
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