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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:
ZOOM ONLINE LECTURE: Link (MW 2:00-4:50 PM)
Make-Up Friday Lectures: (June 4, June 11, July 9th)
Final Exam: August 12th

Syllabus | Handouts | Assignments | Course Project | Laboratory | Links


Course Handouts in PDF

Disclaimer: Students are expected to keep their own notes. The handouts highlight the lecture content and are by NO MEANS a complete set. The instructor reserves the right to make changes that may not be reflected in the handouts below, it is the students' responsibility to keep a complete and current set of notes for each lecture.

Reference Material
Class Lectures
No.DescriptionFile
Lecture Videos
1Introduction & Soil Physical Properties (READ Chapter 1&3)
In Class hanout to fill in
Handout - Clay Minerals (READ Chapter 4)
Lecture 1
InClass1
Clay Minerals
2Weight Volume Relationships (READ Chapter 2)
In Class handout to fill in
Lecture 2
InClass2
3Consistency Limit & Classification (READ Chapter 2)
In Class handout to fill in
Lecture 3
InClass3
4Moisture - Density Relation & Compaction (READ Chapter 5)
In Class handout to fill in
Lecture 4
InClass4
5Water in Soil-1D Flow (Permeability) (READ Chapter 7.1-7.3)
In Class handout to complete
Lecture 5
InClass5
6a. Seepage (2D Flow) (READ Chapter 6.9-6.11)
In Class handout to complete
b. Numerical Solution To Laplace's Equation (finite difference)
Lecture 6
InClass6
Lect mov
7Insitiu Stresses (READ Chapter 11.1-11.4)
In Class handout to complete
Lecture 7
InClass7
8Load Induced Stresses in Soil (READ Chapter 10.1,.3,.5)
In Class handout to complete
Lecture 8
InClass8
9Soil Compressibility
-- Immediate Settlement (READ Chapter 10.2,.4,.6)
-- 1-D Consolidation Settlement (READ Chapter 8)
-- Settlement Rate (READ Chapter 9)
In Class handout to complete
Lecture 9


InClass9
10Soil Shear Strength (READ Chapter 11.5 and Chapter 12)
In Class handout to complete
Lecture 10
InClass10
11a. Subsoil exploration - Intro & Sampling (READ Ch 11.6)
b. Subsoil exploration - Field Desctructive Methods
c. Inclass Handout
d. Reading 1: Why Insitu Tesing
e. Reading 2: JK Mitchell "Insitu Soil Testing"
f. CPT ref 1: NCHRP 368 report
g. CPT ref 2: CPT Penetration Test Guide



Why?
JKMitchell Lect
CPT NCHRP 368
CPT Report
12Lateral Earth Pressure