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CE 467L Geotechnical Engineering Spring 2010 ** REVISED SYLLABUS** Instructor: Dr. Amy Rechenmacher, KAP 230C, 213-740-3615, arechenm@usc.edu Textbooks: Craig, R.F. Craig’s Soil Mechanics , 7 th ed. Spon Press: London. Bardet, J.P. Experimental Soil Mechanics , Prentice Hall (portions available on Blackboard) Week No. Period No. Date Chapter/ Section* Topic 1 1/12 1.1 Introduction, nature of soil, weathering, clay mineralogy 1 2 1/14 1.2 – 1.3 Particle size, classification tests, plasticity 3 1/19 1.4, B 116-127 Soil Classification (USCS) 2 4 1/21 1.5 USCS, cont’d, Phase relations 5 1/26 1.5 – 1.6 Phase problems, compaction 3 6 1/28 2.1 Soil water, Bernoulli equation, 1-D flow 7 2/2 2.1 – 2.2 1-D flow, cont’d, Darcy’s Law, permeability 4 8 2/4 2.2, 11.2 Measurement of permeability, piezometers 9 2/9 2.3 – 2.4 2-D seepage, flow nets 5 10 2/11 2.3 – 2.4 2-D seepage, flow nets 11 2/16 3.1 – 3.3 Effective stress concepts 6 12 2/18 3.5 Effect of seepage on effective stress
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