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CVL 434

Geotechnical Properties of Soils

Introduction of structural and glacial geology; rock cycle; mineral and soil identification and classification; clay soil structure; weight-volume relationship; Atterberg limits; relative density; seepage theory; hydraulic conductivity measurements in the field and in the lab; flow nets; and principle of effective stress. Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion; shearing strength of saturated soils; consolidation theory, settlement prediction and computer assisted processing of laboratory test results.
Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs. Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1


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