CIV_ENV 450-1: Soil Mechanics 1

Quarter Offered

Fall : MW 8:00-9:50 ; Buscarnera


450-1: Shear strength of soils. Theory of consolidation. Problems of rate-independent and rate-dependent settlement. 450-2: Foundation engineering. Bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations. Deformation of foundations. Effects of construction on performance. Case studies. 450-3: Earth and earth-supported structures. Earth pressures on walls. Design of retaining structures and supported excavations. Effects of construction on performance. Stability of slopes. Design of earth dams and embankments. Case studies.

Class Time:

4 hr/wk


No formal textbook

Course Outline, Outcomes and Goals