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Problem [5.

6] For a sand with 3% fines, estimate the maximum relative


density of compaction that may be obtained from a standard
Proctor test. Given: the median grain size, D50 = 1.9 mm.
Problem [5.7] The results of a standard Proctor test are given in the
following table. Determine the maximum dry density
(kg/m3) of compaction and the optimum moisture content.

Mass of
Moist
wet soil
Volume of ure
in the
Proctor mold Conte
mold
(cm3) nt
(kg)
(%)
943.3 1.68 9.9
943.3 1.71 10.6
943.3 1.77 12.1
943.3 1.83 13.8
943.3 1.86 15.1
943.3 1.88 17.4
943.3 1.87 19.4
943.3 1.85 21.2
Problem [5.8] A field unit weight determination test for soil described in
Problem 5.7 yielded the following data: moisture content =
10.5 % and moist density = 1705kg/m3. Determine the
relative compaction.

Problem [5.9] Given Gs = 2.75, calculate the zero-air-void unit weight


for a soil in kN/m3 at w =5%, 8%, 10%, 12%, and 15%.
Problem [5.10] The results of a standard Proctor test are given below.
Determine the maximum dry unit weight of compaction and
the optimum moisture content.

Volume Mass of Moist


wet
of soil ure
Proctor in the Conte
mold mold nt
(cm3) (N) (%)

943 14.5 8.4


943 18.46 10.2
943 20.77 12.3
943 17.88 14.6
943 16.15 16.8

22

20

18

Dry Unit Weight (kN/m3) 16

14

12

10
6 8 10 12 14 16 18

Moisture Content (%)


Problem [5.11] For the soil described in Problem 5.10, if Gs = 2.72,
determine the void ratio and the degree of saturation at
optimum moisture content.
Volume of Weight of wet Dry Unit
Moisture Moist Unit
Proctor mold soil in the mold Weight
content (%) Weight (kN/m3)
(cm3) (N) (kN/m3)

943 14.5 8.4

943 18.46 10.2

943 20.77 12.3

943 17.88 14.6

943 16.15 16.8


Volume of Mass of wet Moisture
Moist Density
Proctor mold soil in the content Dry Density (kg/m3)
(kg/m3)
(cm3) mold (kg) (%)

943.3 1.68 9.9

943.3 1.71 10.6

943.3 1.77 12.1

943.3 1.83 13.8

943.3 1.86 15.1

943.3 1.88 17.4

943.3 1.87 19.4

943.3 1.85 21.2