Classification Of Soil Classification System Essay

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I.a. Background Information

The data in this report were based on the practicals in the laboratory. The data were used to identify and classify soils for engineering applications. The data were tabulated using Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) method, which is non-laboratory test and 2 classification of soils based on laboratory test. The two laboratory test classify soil methods are Classification of soil based on particular size distribution and Classify soil based on Atterberg Limits. The soil samples from sites known as bore hole and called BH1, BH2, and BH3.

I.b. Problem Description

Sustainable Earth firm commissioned to conduct a feasibility study for an earthwork project that includes the construction of an earth dam. The project team is investigating three different kinds of soils that were brought from several location sites (see Figure 1).

Figure 2 shows a typical cross-section zone of the earth dam, in which the earthwork construction is principally divided into 3 zones, which are Stability Zone, Core Zone, and Filter Zone.

I.c. Aim

The aim of this project is:
¬ To classify soils into groups of similar characteristics and engineering behaviours.
¬ To investigate the purpose and design function of each of the 3 earth zones as shown in Figure 2, and to suggest the desirable engineering soil properties required for each zone.

II.a. Methods

• Visual Classification

Visual classification method is a non-laboratory test…

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