Dec 01, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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CE 5720 - Advanced Soil Mechanics


Water movement through soil, construction and interpretation of flow nets, stress distribution, compressibility and settlement of cohesive and noncohesive soil, consolidation theory, soil shear strength, lateral soil pressure, and slope stability.

Requisites: CE 3700
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be introduced to stress function approach and examine Boussinesq solutions
  • Students will go through the classic theory of consolidation.
  • Students will learn about Skempton’s theory of pore water pressure development.
  • Students will learn how to construct the flow net in anisotropic and nonhomogeneous soil domains.
  • Students will learn more about retaining walls and slope stability problems.
  • Students will learn more about theories related to soil shear strength.
  • Students will learn numerical solution technique applicable to 1-D consolidation problems.
  • Students will learn numerical solution technique applicable to 2-D seepage flow problems.
  • Students will review effective stress concept.
  • Students will review fundamental theories related to seepage flow.
  • Students will review fundamental theory of stresses and strains.



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