syllabus - 53:030 SOIL MECHANICS Department of Civil &...

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53:030 SOIL MECHANICS Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering The University of Iowa Fall Semester, 2005 Instructor: Textbook: Colby C. Swan, Associate Professor Principles of Geotechnical Engng. 5 th Ed. 4120 Seamans Center Braja M. Das; Brooks/Cole Publishers, 2001 E-mail: colby-swan@uiowa.edu ISBN: 053438742X Phone: 335-5831 Office Hours: T 10:30-noon; W 9-10:30am Reference texts available on reserve in the Engineering Library Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, 3 rd Ed. Muni Budhu James K. Mitchell, Kenichi Soga John Wiley, 2000. Wiley, 2005. Teaching Assistants: Mr. Peter Hansen, Lab instructor Mr. Jun Yang, Homework grader 1431 SC 3225 SC pahansen@engineering.uiowa.edu jyang8@engineering.uiowa.edu Laboratory Schedule and Topics Covered Week of: Lab # Topics Covered Aug. 29 1 Specific gravity of soil solids Sept. 05 2 Grain-size distribution measurements Sept. 12 3 Liquid and plastic limit measurements Sept. 19 4 Shrinkage limit measurement Report #1 on Labs 1-4 due September 30 th Sept. 26 5 Constant head permeability tests Oct. 03 6 Seepage computations using FEM Oct. 10 7 Measurement of pore pressures, seepage forces, liquefaction Report #2 on Labs 5-7 due October 24 th Oct. 17 8 1-D compression of dry sand Oct. 24 9 1-D consolidation of fine-grained soil Oct. 31 10 2-D consolidation computations using FEM Report #3 on Labs 8,9 due November 14 th Nov. 07 11 Shear strength of sand: direct shear testing Nov. 14 12 Shear strength of sand:
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