Q: A cut slope was excavated in a saturated clay. The slope

A cut slope was excavated in a saturated clay. The slope angle, b, is equal to 40° with the horizontal. Slope failure occurred when the cut reached a depth of 8.5 m. Previous soil explorations showed...

Q: Refer to Problem 16.13. What should the critical height

Refer to Problem 16.13. What should the critical height of the slope be? What is the nature of the critical circle?

Q: The moisture content of a soil sample is 18.4%,

The moisture content of a soil sample is 18.4%, and its dry unit weight is 100 lb/ft3 . Assuming that the specific gravity of solids is 2.65, Calculate the degree of saturation. What is the maximum...

Q: Using the graph given in Figure 16.13, determine the

Using the graph given in Figure 16.13, determine the height of a slope (1 vertical to 1 horizontal) in saturated clay with an undrained shear strength of 24 kN/m2 . The desired factor of safety agains...

Q: For the cut slope described in Problem 16.11, if

For the cut slope described in Problem 16.11, if we need a factor of safety of 2.0 against sliding, how deep should the cut be made?

Q: A cut slope is to be made in a saturated clay.

A cut slope is to be made in a saturated clay. Given: cu = 30 kN/m2 (f = 0 condition) and  = 17 kN/m3 . The slope makes an angle b of 60° with the horizontal. Determine the maximum depth up to which...

Q: Refer to Figure 16.10. Using the soil parameters given

Refer to Figure 16.10. Using the soil parameters given in Problem 16.6, find the height of the slope, H, that will have a factor of safety of 2 against sliding. Assume that the critical surface for sl...

Q: Refer to Figure 16.48. Given:  = 30

Refer to Figure 16.48. Given:  = 30°,  = 15.5 kN/m3 , ’ = 20°, and c’ = 15 kN/m2 . Find the height, H, which will have a factor of safety (Fs) of 2 against sliding along the rock–soil interface.