GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING I – EN4723

Spring 2005

LABORATORY EXERCISES

Date

 

Lab

exercise

Topic

 

Due 

date

May 10

 and 12

1

2

3

Visual description of soils

Water content determination

Specific gravity of soil solids

May 

19

May 17

and 19

4

5

Particle size analysis – Mechanical method

Particle size analysis – Hydrometer method

May

26

May 26

 

6

7

Liquid & plastic limits

Shrinkage limit

June 2
May 31

June 2

8

Compaction test June 

9

June 7

and 9

9

10

Coeff. of permeability – Constant head method

Coeff. of permeability – Falling head method

June 

16

June 30

11

Seepage around a row of sheet piles (demo)

July 12

and 14

12

Consolidation test July 21

Teaching Assistants: Ahmad Jafari and Pradipta Chakrabortty

Lab manual: "Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual", by B.M. Das, 6th ed..