CIVE 334: Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
Prereqs: MECH 325.
Parallel: CIVE 310.
Soil composition, structure and phase relationships; soil classification. Principles of effective stress; loading induced subsurface stresses; load history; deformation and failure of soils. Elastic and limit analysis with applications to design for bearing capacity, settlement, retaining walls, and slope stability. Steady-state seepage.