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CIVE 4208 [0.5 credit] Geotechnical Engineering

Strength of soils, steady state seepage, flownets and piping. Stress distribution in soils. Earth pressures: at rest, active and passive. Design of flexible and rigid retaining structures. Stability of excavations, slopes and embankments. Settlement of foundations. Bearing capacity of footings.
Prerequisite(s): CIVE 3208.
Lectures three hours a week, problem analysis three hours alternate weeks.