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CE230 Soil Mechanics I

Course Objectives  
 - To introduce the student to Geotechnical Engineering terminology
 - To familiarize the student with the use of soil mechanics
 - To provide the student with a firm foundation for the continuation to more theoretical and applied aspects in foundation engineering, dam engineering, soil dynamics, and earthquake engineering.

Course Syllabus

  • 02-26-19   Course syllabus [PDF]
  • Textbook chapters [PDF]

Lectures

Homework

  • HW1 
  • HW2 
  • HW3 
  • HW4 
  • HW5  
  • HW6  
  • HW7 

Laboratory

  • Lab 1 Lab report formatting
  • Lab 2 Phase relation 
  • Lab 3 Soil identification 
  • Lab 4 GSD & Atterberg limit testing 
  • Lab 5 Hydrometer test 
  • Lab 6 Compaction test 
  • Lab 7 Permeability test
  • Lab 8 Flow nets 
  • Lab 9 Consolidation 
  • Lab 10 Direct shear test 

Handout

  • Handout 1 

Quiz

  • Quiz 1 

Exam