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Soil Mechanics

Course Number: 10607128
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

10-607-128 SOIL MECHANICS of soil, properties/characteristics of soil, soil classification systems, subsurface exploration, foundations, moisture-density relationships, soil compaction, and groundwater. (Corequisite: 10-807-195, College Algebra w/Apps)

Course Typically Offered

  • Spring

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Course Competencies

  1. Identify the origins of soil
  2. Characterize the properties of soil
  3. Classify soils in accordance to soil classification systems
  4. Discuss methods of subsurface exploration
  5. Define foundation systems by need and function
  6. Analyze soil moisture-density relationships
  7. Discuss foundation subgrade observations and testing
  8. Summarize groundwater conditions