Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (CVEEN 3310 AND CVEEN 3315) AND Full Major status in (Civil Engineering OR Construction Engineering).
Description
Meets with CVEEN 6305. An introduction to the field of foundation engineering concentrating on the geotechnical background necessary for foundation analysis and design. Topics include shear strength of granular, cohesive and partially saturated soils; subsurface exploration and testing; lateral earth pressures and retaining walls; slope stability; settlement and ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations; seepage forces and filters.