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: Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, 10th Ed., by Braja M. Das

References: An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering by R. Holtz, W. Kovacs, and T. Sheahan, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2nd Ed., ISBN# 978-0-13-249634-6
Engineering Principles of Soils and Their Measurement, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, by J. E. Bowles.

Location and Hours:
Lectures: FR225, M-R, 10:00AM - 11:35 AM
Final Exam: August 11th (1:00-4:00 PM)

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