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CEIE 535: Engineering Geology

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Introduction to formation and occurrence of earth materials -rock and soil; weathering processes, geomorphology, structural geology, interpreting topographic and geologic maps; field investigation fundamentals, field engineering properties of soil and rock; standards and terminology; rock mass engineering classification systems; subsurface water control; rock as a construction material; special case studies in foundations, such as sinkholes, waste impoundments , dam failures, earth spillway performance.

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Introduction to formation and occurrence of earth materials -rock and soil; weathering processes, geomorphology, structural geology, interpreting topographic and geologic maps; field investigation fundamentals, field engineering properties of soil and rock; standards and terminology; rock mass engineering classification systems; subsurface water control; rock as a construction material; special case studies in foundations, such as sinkholes, waste impoundments , dam failures, earth spillway performance.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

Graduate Standing in CEIE.

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