CEE 6450 Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Lecture: TR 8:40-9:55 HLS 362
Spring. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: CEE 3410 or equivalent. Co-meets with CEE 4450 .
Study of soil behavior under cyclic and dynamic loading conditions. Foundation design for vibratory loadings. Introductory earthquake engineering including dynamic ground response assessments and field laboratory techniques for determination of dynamic soil properties. Evaluation of soil liquefaction potential during earthquakes by both laboratory and in situ filed methods. Design consideration for embankments and earth retaining structures under seismic loading conditions. Construction blasting and vibration effects on underground systems.