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Zeevaert (1972) has written extensively on the design of foundations in the Valley of Mexico and elsewhere, particularly with respect to designing to accommodate the effects of earthquakes. 4 Nature of Glaciated Soil Glaciers transport rock and other materials that are embedded in the ice or are picked up from the surfaces of rock as the glacier moves. The material carried along by a glacier is termed drift. Glacial deposits are of two general types: moraines or till and outwash. Till is deposited directly by the glacial ice and is characterized by a wide range of particle sizes.

In some instances, the secondary structure of rock, referring to openings, joints, and cracks, is of primary importance. The secondary structure can be defined quantitatively by the rock quality designation (RQD), a number obtained by dividing the sum of the length of core fragments longer than 100 mm that were recovered by the overall depth that was cored (Chapter 4). 4 Water Content and Void Ratio A soil sample is known to be saturated when it is weighed in the laboratory and its total weight is W.

Water can escape from the cylinder only through the valve, as shown. Included in this model is a pressure gage that can measure the pressure of the water at any time in the cylinder. If an external load P is applied to the piston with the valve closed, one would discover (just as in a laboratory consolidation test on a saturated soil sample) that immediately after loading, no settlement results. Instead, the force applied to the piston P must be balanced by the force supporting the piston. The force supporting the piston is the combination of the force in the spring Ps and the force in the water Pw.

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