Topics for this course include earth pressure theories; design and behavior of rigid, flexible, braced, tied-back, slurry, and reinforced soil structures; stability of excavation, cut, and natural slopes; methods of slope stability analysis; effects of water forces; shear strength selection for analysis; and stability and seepage in embankment dams.

Course prerequisites: 

560.305 Soil Mechanics or equivalent. 560.305 is offered through the full-time Civil Engineering Department.

Course instructor: 
Chen

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