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CEE 3410 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

  • Instructor: Harry Stewart
  • Dept: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Address: 324 Hollister Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-4734
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Lecture: MWF 11:15-12:05 HLS 110
Lab: M 2:30-4:25 THR B02
T 2:30-4:25 THR B02
W 2:30-4:25 THR B02

Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: ENGRD 2020  or permission of instructor.

Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering. Topics include origins and descriptions of soil and rock as engineering materials, subsurface exploration methods, principles of effective stresses, stress distribution and ground settlements from surface loads, steady-state and time-dependent subsurface fluid flow, soil strength and failure criteria, geoenvironmental applications, and introduction to hazardous waste containment systems.

Outcome 1: Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

Outcome 2: Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

Outcome 3: Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

Outcome 4: Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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