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 Construction Engineering
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CENG

411

Soil Mechanics

(

4

cr )

Prerequisites: ENGR 229, 261. Offered in fall and spring.

Index properties and engineering classification, composition and structure of soils; water flow in soil media; stresses in soil, stress-strain properties of soils; shear strength, and consolidation. Experimental measurement. Lab and field compaction. Fundamental problems of slope stability; methods of stability analysis. Three class periods and one three-hour lab period. 
 

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