Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "C" or better in CVEEN 2140 AND Full Major status in Civil Engineering.
Requirement Designation:
Quantitative Intensive BS
An introduction to the fundamental geologic and engineering properties of soils and basic soil mechanics. Topics include geologic soil processes, phase relations, grain-size distribution, clay mineralogy, clay-water interaction, consistency limits, fabric and structure, classification, compaction, swelling, shrinkage, slaking, collapse, permeability, one- and two-dimensional flow, liquefaction, consolidation and settlement, and shear strength of cohesionless soils.