SOIL MECHANICS & FOUNDATIONS, AND MATERIAL PROPERTIES & TESTING

CVEE331. SOIL MECHANICS & FOUNDATIONS, AND MATERIAL PROPERTIES & TESTING (2 CR.: 1LEC, 2TUT)

Combined Course addressing two technical fields:

Introduction to soil mechanics: Soil formation and soil structure; Soil composition; Grain size analysis; Plasticity of soils; Effective stress concept; shear strength, stress distribution; Bearing capacity of shallow foundation; Theory of consolidation; Settlement; Soil exploration. Foundations: shallow, deep foundations, and pile caps.

Introduction to Testing and properties of materials: strength characteristics of building materials and material assemblies; stress and strain; rigidity and deformation; temperature effects; torsion effects; combined loading of elements and systems.

Prerequisite: CVEE231.