1.037 Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Design

Class Info

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 available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by A. Whittle.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 1-371.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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