CVEN 7718 - Engineering Properties of Soils Course uri icon



  • Emphasizes engineering aspects of soil mechanics. Implications of soil strength, volume change, consolidation behavior in engineering problems such as slope stability, deformation of retaining walls, surface subsidence due to tunneling. Time effects in soil/long-term bearing capacity of piles. Laboratory determination of constitutive parameters of soils. Field tests/their correlations with soil properties. Case studies using finite element software.


  • Zhang, Yida  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024