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Soil Mechanics 2 CIVL 3140

Civil Engineering Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course builds on the knowledge gained in CIVL 2140. Material continues to be delivered through a combination of lectures, laboratory demonstrations, and problem-solving sessions. Topics include head diagrams, effective stress, consolidation, shear strength, subsurface investigation and geology, and forces on retaining walls.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Plot head diagrams for flow through soils.
  • Explain and solve problems using the principle of effective stress.
  • Calculate the amount and timing of consolidation of clays.
  • Develop the principles of soil shear strength.
  • Explain the basic principles of subsurface investigation and geology.
  • Calculate forces on retaining structures.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2014

Related Programs

Soil Mechanics 2 (CIVL 3140) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time

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