This course covers the basic principles and applications of soil mechanics used in design and construction and introduces soil and its formation, actions, and uses. It includes studies of index properties; soil classification; exploration and sampling; compaction; soil strength; erosion control; foundations; and retaining walls. Problems relating to these items are presented and solved and the student prepares an individual technical report of each test performed.
School of Engineering and Computing
Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology (CET)
2 hours of lecture, 3 hours lab per week