ENGR 309 - Geotechnical Engineering

ENGR 309 - Geotechnical Engineering

3.50 Cr
This 3.5-hour course is the application of civil engineering principles to earth materials, including soil, rock, and some man-made materials that are like soil. Geotechnical Engineering has its roots in geology, which is where this course begins but then moves quickly to topics of interest to the engineer, including the characteristics and classifications of soils and rock, and their mechanical properties such as stress and strain, compaction, compressibility, shear strength, cohesion, permeability, and stability. In addition, the student will be introduced to the science of site exploration and safety. A weekly lab helps to emphasize these topics. Two hours of lecture and one and a half hour of laboratory per week.
Term: 
2022SP
Method: 
LEC
LAB
Faculty: 
Oelrich, Michael