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Geotechnical Depth Exam Set #2 . 9. 8. 2. 4. 5. 7. Subsurface Exploration and Sampling -3 Q&A Engineering Properties of Soils and Materials-5 Q&A Soil Mechanics Analysis -5 Q&A Earthquake Engineering -2 Q&A Earth Structures -4 Q&A Shallow Foundations -6 Q&A Earth Retaining Structures -6 Q&A Deep Foundations -4 Q&A Other Topics.com PE Civil Depth Exam (Evening Session): This practice exam contains 40-Geotechnical questions and answers each set from all Geotechnical & Soil Foundation Engineering: Table Contents: 1. 6. 3.5 Q&A Page 3 5 10 15 17 21 27 33 38 Copyright © 2008-2012 Pecivilexam.PECivilExam.com all rights reserved.

Effective Overburden Pressure.5 ∴ Dr = 54.76(222 x 13+1600-53 x 2200/144-50 x 3.Geotechnical Set # -2 1. 30% 65% 55% 45% 1.7 + +0.PECivilExam.66% Correct Solution is (c) Copyright © 2008-2012 Pecivilexam. Calculate the relative density of the soil at 30 ft depth. Dr at the depth 30 ft.1. Solution: Relative Density. ∴ Dr =11. N60=13. Cu=3. c.Geotechnical Depth Exam Set #2 .76(222 N60+1600-53 σ’-50C2u)0.5 Relative Density. Penetration Number. b.com Civil Depth (Evening) Questions.12)0. Dr=11. uniformity coefficient. PROBLEM (Drilling and sampling procedures) A subsoil investigation has performed which was deposited in sand. d. σ’=2200 psi and Field Std.com all rights reserved.7 + +0. a. Where.

com all rights reserved. σ’= 0. PROBLEM (Vertical stress. σ= σ’ +u. H=Total depth of clay.com 9. d. Solution: γsat=110 pcf & γw =62. 8.30 ft 13. b. u is the pour water pressure σ= u (H-Hexc) γsat=H1 γw.20 ft 9.20 ft Correct Solution is (d) Copyright © 2008-2012 Pecivilexam. Hexc=Depth of excavation.80 ft 11.50 ft 10.00.4 ∴ Hexc=13.4 Consider heaving the interface point between sand & clay where effective stress. H1=20-8=12 ft ∴ (20-Hexc) 110=12 x 62. c. a. Pore pressure & Effective stress) Following soil profile is shown an exploratory drill in saturated stiff clay shown in the Figure. Calculate maximum depth of open cut before the bottom heaves in clay.Geotechnical Depth Exam Set #2 . The sand layer underlying the clay and it was under artesian pressure.PECivilExam. Where.

48+26. Determine the Maximum soil bearing capacity.40 Ksf 3.80 Ksf 3.49/{3 x 8. Solution: Footing weight = 145 x 8.5 x 8. PROBLEM (Member Design) An isolated 12-inch thickness square of concrete footing has an axial Dead Load 40 K and Live Load 30 K including Live Load Moment 150 K-ft shown in the Figure.49= 1.com 24.com all rights reserved.41)} ∴ Soil Bearing Capacity. γ= 120 lb/ft3.PECivilExam.5 x 8.5-2 x 1.41 Soil Bearing Capacity.5(8.00 Ksf 24.5.48 Kip Soil weight = 120 x 8.94 Ksf Copyright © 2008-2012 Pecivilexam. M=150 K-ft P2=DL+LL=40+30=70 K P=P1+P2= 106.49 Kip B=L=8. a b c d 2.0= 10.5 x (4-1)= 26.Geotechnical Depth Exam Set #2 .49 Kip Eccentricity. e=M/P=150/ 106. qmax =4P/{3L(B-2e)} = 4 x 106. Unit weight of concrete γ= 145 lb/ft3and Unit weight of soil.00 Ksf 4. qmax = 2.10= 36.01 Kip P1=10.5 x 1.

com Correct Solution is (c) PROBLEM (Pile Group Settlement) Determine the consolidation settlement in the clay layer of the pile group.60 0.com all rights reserved. Each pile has an 18-inch diameter and 60 ft long as shown in the Figure.Geotechnical Depth Exam Set #2 .90 1.30 0. Copyright © 2008-2012 Pecivilexam.10 ft ft ft ft 34. a b c d 0.PECivilExam.

5+2(1. n1=4.5=4. PROBLEM (OSHA regulations) A “B” type soil has to be excavated less than 20 ft deep.) 3/4:1 (53 Deg. D=18”=1. c.PECivilExam. b.5 H1=30 Z=H1/2=30/2=15 ft ∆δ’=Qg/(Lg+z)(Bg+z)=500/(15+15)(10.5 ft Lg=(n1-1)d+2(D/2)=(4-1)4.65)/ 2.622 ft Correct Solution is (a) 40.12=0.07 Kip/ft2 ∆S={CcH1/(1+e0)}log[(δ’+∆δ’)/ δ’] ∴ Settlement.65 Kip/ft2 ∴ δ’=5 x110+(16-2+30/2)(115-62. n2=3.32 x 30/(1+.85)}log[(2.4)=2074 lb/ ft2=2.) Correct Solution is (c) Copyright © 2008-2012 Pecivilexam. e0=. Solution: Where.32.com all rights reserved.) 1 1/2:1 (34 Deg.com 32.) 40.07+0. VERTICAL (90 Deg. Solution: Maximum Allowable Slope is 1:1 (45 Deg. ∆S={0.5+15)=0.Geotechnical Depth Exam Set #2 .) 1:1 (45 Deg.5+2(1.07]=5. Cc=0. What will be Maximum Allowable Slope (H:V) of the excavation? a. d=3D.19 x 0.5/2)=10.85 d=3 x 1.5’.5/2)=15 Bg=(n2-1)d+2(D/2)=(3-1)4. Qg=500Kip. d.