Oct 04, 2023
CE 5880 - Soil Dynamics
Theory of vibrations, wave propagation in an elastic medium; dynamic properties of soils, seismology. Centrifuge modeling, liquefaction, foundation vibrations, design of machine foundations, pile foundations and dynamic settlement. Dynamic earth pressures and seismic stability of embankments.
Requisites: Permission required
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
- Students will be able to explain experimental aspects of soil dynamics.
- Students will be able to describe dynamic earth pressures.
- Students will be able to explain the effects of blasting.
- Students will be able to explain how some soils become compressed under dynamic loads.
- Students will be able to explain how some soils liquefy during seismic events.
- Students will be able to describe some basics of earthquake engineering.
- Students will be able to design shallow and deep foundations for vibratory loading.
- Students will be able to describe the fundamental theory of vibration.
- Students will be able to explain how stress waves propagate in an elastic medium.
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