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CEE 3385 - Soil Mechanics


Credits: 3

Introduction to the basic principles governing the behavior of soils, foundations, and other geotechnical engineering works. Central concepts include the index properties and classification of soils, soil permeability and pore water movement, stress distribution in soil and the effective stress concept, bearing capacity, compressibility, consolidation, settlement, shear strength, and soil engineering properties and their measurement. Geotechnical facilities introduced include foundations, retaining walls, tunnels, excavations, earth-fill dams, pavements, stable earth slopes, sanitary landfills, and environmental remediation projects. Prerequisite: CEE 2340 /ME 2340 . Prerequisite or corequisite: CEE 2342 /ME 2342 .



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