Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics CETC 1112Prerequisite: MEGT 2080
Introduces the fundamentals of predicting and classify soil behavior. Topics to include soil origin and nature, soil density, gradation, compaction, soil water content and reaction to frost, stress distribution in soil, soil shear strength, and pile bearing strength. Lab instruction is based on ASTM and AASHTO specification as they are used to classify and predict soil behavior.
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