Courses and Descriptions

CIVL-2011Geotechnical Materials 1

This course introduces students to the basic geotechnical definitions, different soil types and their structures.  In this course students will learn the computation of volume and mass relationships of soils-water mixtures, determination of grain size distribution, Atterberg limits of soils, soil density, density tests and compaction control.  Soil identification by means of visual identification, triangular charts as well as the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) methods.  The basics of site investigation and soil sampling are also covered in the course.

Textbooks and Booklists

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