Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics (CE 328.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
CE 328 01 September 2016 Ian Fleming (primary instructor)


The course covers essential concepts in soil mechanics. Topics include compaction, seepage theory, groundwater flownets, stresses and strains in soils, effective stress concept, consolidation,shear strength of soils, and earth pressure theory. The course emphasizes the learning of soil mechanics concepts. Some examples of application of these concepts to geotechnical engineering practice are also provided to reinforce these concepts. Laboratory practicum component of the course provides hands-on experience of laboratory tests that are commonly used for determination of geotechnical properties of soils.


GEOE 218, CE 225 (taken) and GE 213 (taken).

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