CEVE 471 - SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATIONS
Long Title: PRINCIPLES OF SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
Department: Civil & Environmental Engr
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: Introduction to fundamentals of soil mechanics will include phase relationships, grain size,
plasticity, soil classification, and clay mineralogy. The effect of water in soils, including capillarity,
shrinkage and swelling, permeability, seepage and effective stress will be discussed.
Consolidation, settlement, compressibility, failure theory, and the strength of sands and clays will
be investigated. Design considerations will be discussed. Introduction to fundamentals of
foundation engineering will include subsurface exploration methods and lateral earth pressures.
The design of shallow and deep foundations, including pile installation and geophysical and
geotechnical site investigation will be presented. CEVE 471, the undergrad version, includes a lab. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 571. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for CEVE 471 if student has credit for CEVE 470/CEVE 570/CEVE 571.