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PSU CET 343 - SOIL & FLUID MECHANICS

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CET 343 SOIL & FLUID MECHANICS (3 Credits; 2:2) SPRING 2009 INSTRUCTOR: Shashi S. Marikunte, Ph.D., P.E. Office: W255 G Phone: 948-6132 (Office) E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: M W 10:00 – 11:30A T R 1:30 – 03:00P I will be in my office much more than the hours shown above and you are welcome to stop in most of the time. To set up an exact time, call me or mention it to me before or after class when you would like to see me. TIME & LOCATION: Section 001 M W 8:00 – 8:50A 225W OLMSTED R 8:00 – 9:50A 112 TL / 205W OLMSTED Section 001 M W 8:00 – 8:50A 225W OLMSTED R 10:00- 11:50A 112 TL / 205W OLMSTED TEXT BOOK: “Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering”, 3rd Edition, Braja M. Das (Thomson Learning) “Applied Fluid Mechanics”, 6th Edition, Robert L. Mott (Pearson Education, Inc.) PREREQUISITE: MATH 140, E MCH 211, and E MCH 213 (or concurrent enrolment) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of fluid mechanics: Hydrostatics, Pipe and Open Channel Flow. Soil mechanics: Properties, Classification, Compaction, Stresses, Shearing and Lateral Pressures. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Understanding of the fundamentals of engineering soil mechanics and the basics of fluid mechanics and hydraulics related to civil engineering. It includes:• Hydrostatics necessary for application to soil mechanics, supplemented with the fundamentals of fluid flow in closed systems and open channels. • Initial exposure to soil mechanics, presenting the fundamentals essential to further study in foundations; including engineering and index properties for classification, the Unified Classification System, soil compaction essentials, permeability and subsurface stresses in soils, and the theoretical lateral pressures in soils related to their strength characteristics with simplifying assumptions. Tentative Schedule* Week Lecture Laboratory 1/12 Fluid Mechanics: Introduction, Fluid Properties Fluid Properties, Pressure** 1/19 Forces due to Static Fluids Forces due to Static Fluids** 1/26 Forces due to Static Fluids Buoyancy and Stability** 2/2 Buoyancy and Stability Flow of Fluids** 2/9 Exam I Mon. Feb. 9, Flow of Fluids Flow of Fluids** 2/16 Geotechnical Engineering: Introduction, Soil Dep. and Grain-Size Analysis Lab #1: Specific Gravity 2/23 Soil Dep. and Grain-Size Analysis, Weight-Volume Relationships Lab #2: Sieve Analysis 3/2 Weight-Volume Relationships, Properties and Soil Classification Lab #3: Hydrometer Analysis 3/9 SPRING BREAK 3/16 Weight-Volume Relationships, Properties and Soil Classification, Exam II Wed. March 18 Lab #4: Atterberg Limits 3/23 Properties and Soil Classification, Soil Compaction Lab #5: Standard Proctor Test 3/30 Soil Compaction Lab #6: Modified Proctor Test 4/6 Soil Compaction Hydraulic Conductivity and Seepage** 4/13 Exam III Mon. Apr. 13, Hydraulic Conductivity and Seepage Hydraulic Conductivity and Seepage** 4/20 Stresses in Soils Stresses in Soils** 4/27 Consolidation Review and Make-up** * Considerable flexibility with the sequence and extent of these topics is anticipated. ** This scheduled 2 hour laboratory time period will be used as a lecture session (Class will meet in Room 205W Olmsted). GRADING: 3 Exams @ 15% 45% A 93.3+ Homework 15% A- 90.0 – 93.2 Quiz 10% B+ 86.7 – 89.9 Final Exam 20% B 83.3 – 86.6 Laboratory 10% B- 80.0 – 83.2 C+ 76.7 – 79.9 C 70.0 – 76.6 D 60.0 – 69.9 F Below 60The above are instructor’s ordinary expectation. However, deviation may occur since the course grade ultimately is based on the instructor’s judgment. Please check ANGEL regularly for your grades, and report any missing grades to me immediately. LABORATORY: Laboratory attendance is required! No credit will be given to any student who is absent from a laboratory exercise. Lab requirements will be discussed at the first lab session. Laboratory experiments will be group efforts. However, the laboratory report turned in should be the individual work of the student. HOMEWORK: Homework should be done on engineering paper using only the front side. Homework should be turned in at the beginning of the class. Group discussion is encouraged to solve homework problems. However, homework that is turned in should be the individual work of the student. Late submissions not coordinated with your instructor will not be accepted. Homework should be done neatly. Homework will be graded for 20 points (5 bonus points for the best homework). In order for me to ensure fairness in grading, please bring it to my attention if points are taken off unfairly. EXAMINATION POLICY: All exams will be closed book. Make-up exams will only be given in the most extreme circumstances with prior consent of the instructor. Come to class on time. If you are late you stand the chance of missing a quiz. Bring the course text, study notes, a calculator and note taking material to each class period. CLASS ROOM PROCEDURE: Come to class on time. If you are late you stand the chance of missing a quiz. Bring the course text, study notes, a calculator and note taking material to each class period. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Violations of academic integrity encompasses a wide range of activities, whether intentional or unintentional, that include but are not limited to: Cheating, Copying, Plagiarism, Acts of Aiding and Abetting, Unauthorized Possession of Examinations, Submitting Previous Work, Tampering with Work, Ghosting, Altering Exams, Computer Program Theft, Failure to Cite Electronic Sources. Penn State has established substantial penalties for violations of academicintegrity. Refer to the Penn State Harrisburg web page with the link to Academics, and Academic Policies for the formal Academic Integrity Policy. STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: It is Penn State’s policy to not discriminate against qualified students with documented disabilities in its educational programs. If you have a disability-related need for modifications in this course, contact your instructor and the Office for Disability Services or the Disability Contact Liaison on this campus. THE LEARNING CENTER: The Learning Center provides tutoring services and academic resources. To see the range of courses that we support, visit our Web site, www.hbg.psu.edu/LearningCenter/ , email [email protected] call 948-6475, or drop in to Olmsted C-216. You can schedule an appointment for math (through


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