Sep 25, 2023
CE 5700 - Geotechnical Engineering
Soil compositions, physical and chemical properties, and classifications; water movement and seepage problems; consolidation and shear strength; applications to earth structures, retaining walls, slope stability, shallow & deep foundations, and soil erosion.
Requisites: Permission required
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to explain how the branch of geotechnical engineering started.
- Students will be able to describe index properties of soils and how they are measured.
- Students will be able to classify soils by the AASHTO and Unified Soil Classification Systems.
- Students will be able to analyze two-dimensional seepage flow problems.
- Students will be able to apply the effective stress concept to determine the total stress, pore water pressure, and effective stress at any point within a soil mass.
- Students will be able to explain when a quick condition develops in saturated soils.
- Students will be able to determine the effect of external loadings on a soil mass.
- Students will be able to apply the consolidation theory to determine the amount and time rate of compression of a saturated clay layer.
- Students will be able to describe the shear strength concept and apply it to analyze the stability of soil slopes.
- Students will be able to explain how subsurface exploration work is conducted at each project site.
- Students will be able to carry out basic design work for shallow foundations.
- Students will be able to carry out basic design work for retaining walls.
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