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CEIE 331: Soil Mechanics

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Covers soil classification, soil properties and engineering characteristics of soils. Includes seepage effects, effective stresses, soil strength and deformation characteristics. Also, the determination of immediate and consolidation settlement, lateral earth pressures and bearing capacities. Introduces foundation design fundamentals.

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Limited to 2 Attempts


Covers soil classification, soil properties and engineering characteristics of soils. Includes seepage effects, effective stresses, soil strength and deformation characteristics. Also, the determination of immediate and consolidation settlement, lateral earth pressures and bearing capacities. Introduces foundation design fundamentals.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

Equivalent to CEIE 305 (2011-2012 Catalog)

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better in (CEIE 210 or ENGR 210) and in (CEIE 230 or CEIE 240).

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