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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 3310.
Laboratory experiments are conducted on various types of soils to provide a fundamental understanding of basic index and engineering properties of these materials. Experiments are conducted on the following topics: Sieve analysis, hydrometer analysis, Atterberg Limits (liquid and plastic limits), Proctor-type compaction, field density (sand cane), wetting-induced volume changes (swelling, shrinkage, collapse, and slaking), permeability (constant head and falling head), one-dimensional consolidation, and shearing strength (direct shear, unconfined compressions, and triaxial shear).