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Geotechnical Engineering (3540)


  • The properties of soils as construction materials (e.g., for earth dams) and as foundations for building are introduced and state-of-the-art numerical techniques for the prediction of seepage and settlement are presented. Contemporary issues such as the impact of soil failure mechanisms and sustainability are covered. Prereq: MechEng 2020 (420) or 2040, and enrollment in CivilEn or EnvEng or FABEng major program. Concur: CivilEn 3541. Prereq or concur: CivilEn 2050 (405); or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 554. Units: 2 credit hours.


  • Civil Engineering (CIVILEN)