Foundation Design: Principles and Practices (3rd Edition)
3rd Edition
ISBN: 9780133411898
Author: Donald P. Coduto, William A. Kitch, Man-chu Ronald Yeung
Publisher: PEARSON

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Chapter 4, Problem 4.10QPP

A series of vane shear tests have been performed on a soft clay stratum. The results of these tests are as follows:

The vane was 60 mm in diameter and 120 mm long. The soil has a liquid limit of 100 and a plastic limit of 30. Compute the undrained shear strength for each test, then develop a plot of undrained shear strength versus depth. This plot should have depth on the vertical axis, with zero at the top of the plot.

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