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1. (1.5 pt each) True or False:
a. T F (slope-reinforcement) When simulating reinforcement in a slope stability analysis, the reinforcement forces input to the analysis are allowable forces and are not divided by the factor of safety prior to the computations.
b. T F (slope-limit equil) With the Bishop's Simplified Procedure, we must solve for the factor of safety iteratively.
c. T F (slope-limit equil) The Ordinary Method of Slices is a complete equilibrium procedure.
d. T F (slope-limit equil) Spencer's Method is a complete equilibrium procedure.
e. T F (slope-reliability) With respect to the 3-sigma rule used in reliability analysis, studies have shown that even experts tend to under-predict the range in parameter values (max-min). However, this is conservative because it leads to a smaller estimate of reliability.
f. T F (slope-imp details) When doing an infinite slope analysis with a homogenous purely cohesive soil, the critical depth will alway be at the base of the layer (top of bedrock).
g. T F (slope-seismic) When performing a seismic analysis, the acceleration multiplier used to compute the k term is used to increase the peak acceleration because the acceleration is typically based on the bedrock and the acceleration at the ground surface is typically
h. T F (slope-causes) Lateral spreads generally occur on steep slopes.
i. T F (slope-shear strength) Effective stress is equal to the total stress plus the pore water pressure.
j. T F (slope-shear strength) When conducting the consolidation stage of a CD or CU triaxial shear test on a soil, the time required for consolidation to occur is inversely proportional to the hydraulic conductivity of the soil.