CEE 4544: Geotechnics for Land Development

CEE 4544

Geotechnics for Land Development

Course Description: Application of geotechnical engineering principles in the design, planning and control of surface and subsurface construction. Excavations, earh fills, loads on buried conduits, geosythetics and geotechnical baseline reports. Pre: 3514. (3H, 3C
Course Description: Application of geotechnical engineering principles in the design, planning and control of surface and subsurface construction. Excavations, earh fills, loads on buried conduits, geosythetics and geotechnical baseline reports. Pre: 3514. (3H, 3C

Geotechnical baseline reports

Excavations

  • Design of excavation slopes, benching
  • Water control methods
  • Rock excavation: ripping, drilling and blasting
  • Construction/vibration impacts on existing structures

Fills

  • Compaction of soil
  • Strength of compacted soil
  • Borrow sources and material control
  • Field compaction methods and control
  • Design of compacted fills and fill slopes
  • Earth loads on underground utilities, pipelines

Geosynthetics

  • Geosynthetic materials and uses
  • Geotextile types and properties
  • Subgrade stabilization with geotextiles

Ground Improvement technologies

  • Groundwater control
  • Expansive soils

Sustainable Development-Geoengineering Context