1.322 Soil Behavior

Spring 2005

A cross-section of clay loam.
Canisteo clay loam, a soil profile from Minnesota. (Image courtesy of the USDA.)

Course Highlights

This class features some of the readings from the class, and a complete set of lecture notes.

Course Description

This class presents a detailed study of soil properties with emphasis on interpretation of field and laboratory test data and their use in soft-ground construction engineering. Topics to be covered include: consolidation and secondary compression; basic strength principles; stress-strain strength behavior of clays, emphasizing effects of sample disturbance, anisotropy, and strain rate; strength and compression of granular soils; and engineering properties of compacted soils. Some knowledge of field and laboratory testing is assumed for all students.
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Staff

Instructors:
Dr. Lucy C. Jen
Prof. Andrew Whittle
Prof. Charles Ladd 

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
2 hours / session

Level

Graduate