Mesut Pervizpour

CEE-142 Soil Mechanics

Course Description:

Physical properties of soils; mineralogy, composition and fabric. Phase and weight-volume relationships, consistency, gradation and classification of soils. Fluid flow through porous media. Stress-strain behavior; stresses within a soil mass, deformation behavior, measurement of stress-strain properties, shear strength of soil. Volume change in soils; compressibility, pore water pressure, consolidation and settlement. Laboratory experiments to measure physical and mechanical properties of soils. Prerequisites as noted below. Prerequisites: MECH 002 or MECH 003 or CEE 003.

Text book: An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, by R. Holtz, W. Kovacs, and T. Sheahan, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2nd Ed., ISBN# 978-0-13-249634-6

References: Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, 8th Ed., by B.M. Das, K. Sobhan.
Engineering Principles of Soils and Their Measurement, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, by J. E. Bowles.

Location and Hours:
Lecture: PA 360 MW 2:00-4:50 PM,
Make-Up Friday Lectures
(June 2/9 & July 7) for (May 22/29 & July 3)
Lab: As announced in class.
Final Exam: August 9th, 1:00-4:00 PM

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