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

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CE 5760 - Soil Stabilization


Engineering, geological, and pedological soil classification systems. Mineralogy of clay minerals and clay-water systems, requirements for and factors affecting soil stability. Methods and mechanics of soil stabilization, designing and testing stabilized soils.

Requisites: CE 3700
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to identify different geosynthetic products.
  • Students will be able to identify difficult soils.
  • Students will be able to explain basics of biological method of ground improvement.
  • Students will be able to discuss several options for improving in-situ soil conditions.
  • Students will be able to describe the two thermal techniques (ground freezing, vitrification).
  • Students will be able to explain when the long-term mechanical method is useful and how it works.
  • Students will be able to explain how the short-term mechanical method can improve soil properties.
  • Students will be able to describe how geotextile and other geosynthetic products can be employed to solve soil problems.
  • Students will be able to explain how the hydraulic technique can be used to improve site conditions.
  • Students will be able to explain how physical replacement method can be applied in the field.
  • Students will be able to discuss a few different chemical admixtures and how they can each improve soil properties.



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