CEE 3514 : INTRODUCTION TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Course Description :
Engineering properties of soils including their descriptions and classifications, the effects of water, soil strength and compressibility. Introduction to soil stabilization, earth pressures, slope stability, and foundations.
Specific Course Objectives :
Explain how geology influences subsurface conditions and impacts engineering decisions.
Classify soils and use phase diagrams to compute weight and volume quantities.
Estimate soil permeability and quantity of seepage.
Determine total stresses, pore water pressures, and effective stresses.
Determine subsurface stress changes due to applied surface loading.
Estimate the magnitude and time-rate of settlement due to consolidation.
Apply the Mohr-Coulomb shear strength criterion to evaluate the potential for failure in a soil mass.
Interpret laboratory test data and field exploration information, and transmit the findings in technical memoranda.
Design a laboratory and field test program to obtain parameters to solve a geotechnical problem.
Course Prerequisite :
C- or better in each of the following: ESM 2204, GEOS 2104