Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Laboratory
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "C" or better in (CVEEN 2140 AND (CVEEN 2310 OR CVEEN 2130 OR ME EN 2550)) AND Full Major status in (Civil Engineering OR Construction Engineering). Corequisites: CVEEN 3315.
Requirement Designation:
Quantitative Intensive BS
Description
An introduction to the fundamental geologic and engineering properties of sils 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 shearing strength of cohesionless soils.