This course introduces students to soil mechanics in the marine environment. Topics covered include the nature of marine sediments, soil behavior due to cyclic loading, marine geotechnical investigations, shallow foundations and deadweight anchors, pile foundations and anchors, penetration and breakout of objects on the seafloor, marine slope stability, soft ground improvement, marine dredging, and project planning. Prerequisite(s): 560.305 Soil Mechanics or equivalent. 560.305 is offered through the full-time Civil Engineering Department.
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