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  • Categorizing Sedimentary Rocks by Origin 

     
    Using examples, this video tells students what to look for in order to identify rocks.
  • Unconfined Compression Test 

     
    The unconfined compression test. Collect approcimately 1200g of soil passing through the No. 4 Sieve. Add water and mix soil sample thoroughly. Weigh empty Harvard Miniature Mold and place layer of soil in mold. Compact ...
  • Bearing Capacity 

     
    The pressure that a foundation unit can impose onto the supporting earth mass without causing overstressing (or shear failure) is the soil's bearing capacity. The three principal modes of soil failure established by the ...
  • Atterburg Limits 

     
    Atterberg Limits describe the water contents at which clays change behavior. The water content indicating the division between the liquid and plastic state is the liquid limit. The Liquid Limit is determined using a brass ...