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in its natural state. A moist soil has a volume of 9.34×10-3 m3 and weighs 177.61×10-3kN. The oven-dried weight of the soil is 153.6×10-3kN. If Gs=2.67, calculate 1) moisture content(%);2)moist unit weight (kN/m3); 3)dry unit weight (kN/m3); 4)void ratio ; 5)porosity; 6) degree of saturate

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Given information:

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Volume of soil 9.34 x 10 m3 Weight of moist soil (W= 177.61 x 10"3 kN Dry weight of the soil (W) 153.6x103 kN G 2.67 sat

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Calculating moisture content (water content):

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weight of water w= x100 weight of solids W-W sat -x100 Wd (177.61-153.6) x l0 - x100 153.6x 10 15.63%

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Calculating saturated unit weight (&gamm...

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Saturated weight of soil Y sat volume of soi 177.61 x10 kN 9.34 x10- m3 19.02 kN/m3

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