1.037 Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Design
Provides an introduction to soils as engineering materials, including classification and characterization, pore pressures and seepage, principles of effective stress and consolidation, deformation, and shear strength properties. Surveys analysis methods, with a focus on slope stability, limiting earth pressures and bearing capacity, and settlements of foundations. Examines applications in the design of earth dams, earth retaining systems, foundations, and staged construction processes.
This class has no prerequisites.
1.037 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by A. Whittle.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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