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TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
By the end of
today's class, you should be able to do the following:
* Describe the importance of discontinuities (bedding
planes, schistocity, joints,
and fractures) in engineering analysis.
Sediments and Soil
the different goals and purposes of geologists and engineers, write
definitions of "soil", "sediment", and "rock" that
would be suitable for each group.
* Describe the characteristics of six different environments of soil
formation mentioned in the textbook on pages 33-43, including their
(residual, glacial, alluvial, lacustrine, aeolian,
and colluvial soils)
* Explain why an understanding the engineering properties of soil and
rock would be useful in common projects such as building of, say, a
parking garage or roadway.
Testing Your Knowledge
* Answer "Questions and Practice Problems", p. 32-33: Problems
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, and
Questions and Practice Problems", p. 45: Problems
2.13 through 2.19. In answering the problem assigned to you,
discuss it first with a partner, then present to your colleagues the
--Location of the
--Sketch of a
geologic cross section, plan view map, or other representation of the
important geological aspects of the situation.
--A brief summary
of the question/problem posed
geologic considerations that might be important.
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January 23, 2007.