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CIVE 3208 [0.5 credit] Geotechnical Mechanics

Soil composition and soil classification. Soil properties, compaction, seepage and permeability. Concepts of pore water pressure, capillary pressure and hydraulic head. Principle of effective stress, stress-deformation and strength characteristics of soils, consolidation, stress distribution with soils, and settlement. Laboratory testing.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as ERTH 4107.
Prerequisite(s): third-year status in Engineering, or permission of the department. Additional recommended background: ERTH 2404 or equivalent.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory three hours alternate weeks.