Sep 30, 2020  
2014-15 Academic Catalog 
2014-15 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CIVL-325 - Soils & Foundations

4 credits
The theory and concepts of soil mechanics and foundation design. Topics include soil types, behavior, identification, classification; soil properties; site investigation, methods, and goals; permeability, surface tension, capillarity, and related concerns; shear strength; sub-surface stresses, settlement, sizing footings; groundwater contamination; landfill liners and covers; soil compaction. The weekly three-hour lab is devoted to geotechnical testing and application of foundation design theories. Two hour lecture and three hour laboratory.

Prerequisite(s): CIVL-235 , MATH-132 , PHYS-130 

Corequisite(s): CIVL-325L

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