Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
ESCI 340
Spring, 2007

Daily Objectives #23  (April 19, 2007)                                                        Dr. Sanders

By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

* Set up and be ready to work out Problems 4.2 and 4.3 using the hints provided here.

* List the ways in which a compacted soil differs from an uncompacted soil.

* Describe a Proctor compaction test, and explain what its purpose is.

* Tell what is meant by optimum water content and optimum dry unit weight.

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