Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The purpose of this investigation is to obtain the geotechnical characteristics of the site and to aid in the creation of a proposed engineered wetland at Montrose, West Virginia. The tests performed in the laboratory to obtain the soil properties were: water content, Atterberg limits (liquid and plastic limits), grain size (sieve analysis and hydrometer), specific gravity, field density, and hydraulic conductivity. Tests were performed on soil samples taken from the site during installation of monitoring wells. Results from tests were used in the classification of soil. Additional samples were reconstructed to determine the permeability of the soil. These tests were performed in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards. The classification of the soil was performed in accordance to AASHTO and Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) guidelines. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Ryan, Christopher R., "Geotechnical investigation of Montrose wetland site" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1558.