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Cven 7718 - Engineering Properties of Soils

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CVEN 7718 Engineering Properties of Soils Course Syllabus and Schedule General Information Professor John S McCartney Ph D Office ECOT 541 Office hours By appointment no HW questions 1 day before due date E mail john mccartney colorado edu Class Time Room Spring 2012 Tuesday Thursday 11 00am 12 15am ECCE 1B47 Lab Time Room TBD ECCE 1B59 Textbook No textbook is required for this class Handouts and reference articles will be posted on CULearn throughout the semester Optional reference texts that you may want to consult are Shear Strength of Cohesive Soils 1960 Boulder CO ASCE Duncan and Wright 2005 Soil Strength and Slope Stability Wiley Terzaghi Peck and Mesri 2005 Soil Mechanics in Eng Practice Wiley Mitchell and Soga 2005 Fundamentals of Soil Behavior Wiley Course Description This is an introductory graduate course covering the stress strain and strength properties of saturated and unsaturated soils The purpose of this course is to provide you with a broad understanding of these topics and their history which will prove useful in other courses your individual research reading of the literature and engineering practice Information in this class can be applied to the design of earth retaining structures slope stability foundation engineering landfill design and earth dams A detailed outline of course topics is attached We will rely primarily on lectures and laboratory work to develop your understanding of these principles You will be expected to read and think about material outside class and to take part actively in class discussions These discussions will enhance the learning process allow sharing of experiences and hopefully make this course more interesting Course Topics 30 lectures total 1 Introduction to Engineering Soil Properties 1 lecture a Soil properties and inter relationships b Categorization of soils from the perspective of shear strength c Undergraduate Soil Mechanics Review i Total and effective stress ii Friction iii Mohr Coulomb failure envelopes iv



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