You have developed the preliminary design for a gravity retaining wall (shown below), which must have a minimum factor of safety against sliding = 1.5 and a minimum factor of safety against overturning = 1.75. Additionally, the average bearing stress must be less than the allowable bearing capacity of 2,500 psf. Which of the criteria listed above are or are not satisfied by this design? Support your answer with calculations. Extra Credit (+5 pts): What is the minimum width of the base so that the failed failure criterion is satisfied?

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Question 41138

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CU (consolidation undrained) triaxial tests were performed on two samples of an over consolidated clay,as seen below. They were tested to two different strength states (peak and critical state). Assume no cohesion. p a. ,, and (the angle of dilation) b.the undrained shear strength (su) at critical state C.the shear stress at failure at critical state ()

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Question 31313

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Problem 2-Determine the magnitude P for which the maximum value of the bending moment in member AB is as small as possible. Draw the corresponding shear and bending moment diagrams for member AB.

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Question 31314

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Problem 2 - Determine the magnitude p for which the maximum value of the bending moment in member AB is as small as possible. Draw the corresponding shear and bending moment diagrams for member AB.