BCM 38501

Soils in Construction

Prerequisite: BCM 28500.
A study of the properties of soils in relation to construction.  The students will be introduced to soil testing and classification, subsurface soil investigation, soil compaction and stabilization stress distribution in soil, strength of soil, soil consolidation and related structure settlement, earth pressure on retaining structures, and stability analysis of slopes. The student will also be introduced to the productivity and costs of earthmoving equipment.

Credit Hours: 

2

Department: 

Location: 

West Lafayette