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Course Description

In-depth study of various laboratory and in-situ tests used to measure the shear strength, compressibility, and permeability of soils. Laboratory work includes index, consolidation, and triaxial tests. Field tests discussed include SPT, cone, vane, pressuremeter, and dilatometer. Discussion of methods used to process laboratory and field data. Report writing and hands-on laboratory testing. Recommendations: CEE 42.

This is a primarily in-person course with the option to participate remotely for auditors.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: 

Academic Year (Fall/Spring): Unofficial Transcript – Bachelor’s + 3.0 GPA.

Summer: None.

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Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Engineering