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Civil EngineeringQ&A LibraryFIGURE P2.9 The soil profile at a site consists of 10 m of gravelly sand underlain by a soft clay layer. The water table lies 1 m below the ground level. The moist and saturated unit weights of the gravelly sand are 17.0 kN/m3 and 20.0 kN/m3, respectively. Due to some ongoing construction work, it is proposed to lower the water table to 3 m below the ground level. What will be the change in the effective stress on top of the soft clay layer? 2.10Question

Asked Feb 4, 2019

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subject: Geotechnical Engineering

book: principle of foundation engineering - Braja M Das

Step 1

Determine the effective stress at the top of the clay layer before lowering the water table using the relation

Step 2

Determine the effective stress at the top of the clay layer after lowering the water table using the relation

Step 3

Now, determine the change ...

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