Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

CE 3701 Geotechnical Engineering

Prerequisites: ENGR 3131, ENGR 3132 and ENGR 3343


Introduction to fundamental knowledge of soil/foundation engineering for construction projects such as commercial building, highway, bridge, airport, and water/wastewater treatment plant. Course topics will include composition of soils, subsurface investigation, soil classification systems, groundwater flow, permeability, compaction, stress/strain analysis, shear strength, consolidation/settlement, shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, slope stability, and ground modification methods.

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