4534 SYLLABUS Spring 2008

4534 SYLLABUS Spring 2008 - Virginia Tech The Charles E Via...

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Virginia Tech The Charles E. Via, Jr., Dept. of Civil and Env. Engr. CEE 4534 - Earth Pressures and Foundations Spring 2008 Meeting Time and Place: 8:00 - 9:15 a.m., Tu & Th, Hutcheson 310 Instructor: Michael McGuire TA: Jesse Siegel Office: 19 Patton Hall Office: Ozawa Library, 20 Patton Hall Office Hrs: After class and by appointment Office Hrs: T.B.A. Textbook: The CEE4534 course notes are available in Patton Hall. No other textbook is required. The following two text books are on reserve in the Newman Library for those who wish to consult additional reference material: 1. Foundation Design: Principles and Practices , 2 nd ed., D.P. Coduto, Prentice-Hall, 2001. 2. Principles of Foundation Engineering , 4 th ed., B.R. Das, Brooks/Cole, 1999. Grading Homework 20% Quizzes 5% Exam 1 20% Exam 2 20% Final Exam 30% Participation 5% Prerequisite: CEE 3514 - Soil Mechanics Course Objectives: Upon completing this course, students are expected to be able to: 1. Write clear memos. 2. Estimate soil property values from information such as boring logs, soil descriptions, and laboratory test results. 3. Calculate total and effective stresses acting vertically and horizontally for at-rest, active, and passive conditions. 4. Estimate earth pressures on retaining walls and other earth support structures.
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