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Earth Sciences (ERTH)

Department of Earth Sciences
Faculty of Science

ERTH 4107 [0.5 credit]

Geotechnical Mechanics

Soil composition and soil classification. Soil properties, compaction, seepage and permeability. Concepts of pore water pressure, capillary pressure and hydraulic head. Principle of effective stress, stress-deformation and strength characteristics of soils, consolidation, stress distribution with soils, and settlement. Laboratory testing. (Also listed as CIVE 3208.)
Prerequisites: ERTH 2404 or equivalent and third-year registration, or permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory three hours alternate weeks.

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