Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

CET 3410 Soil Properties and Site Exploration

Prerequisites: CHEM 1211, 1211L, ENGR 3131, ENGR 3132, and (CET 3130 or CET 3343)


This course provides an introduction to geotechnical engineering with a strong practical "hands-on" experience. Students will study index properties, soil classification, site exploration, stress distribution, settlement and consolidation, permeability, shear strength and soil stability, and lateral earth pressure. Each lecture topic is supported by standard lab experiment(s) such as index property tests, proctor compaction, permeability, direct shear, consolidation and triaxial tests. Strong emphasis will be given to site exploration procedures. Students will utilize mechanical and non-destructive field testing methods to determine the soil profile.

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