Sep 24, 2022  
2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 303 - Soil Mechanics and Foundations

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
This course provides a basic understanding of the interaction between soil conditions and the design of the foundation system. Methods of soil testing and site investigation are described and analysis of data is performed. Topics include soil types and classifications, physical properties, subsoil stresses, shear strength, bearing capacity, settlement, consolidation and lateral earth pressure. Foundation design topics include load transfer through the structural system, shallow and deep foundation types, design of foundation size, shape and reinforcement. Also included is pedestal, base plate and anchor bolt design. The course utilizes the latest American Concrete Institute (ACI) Code and other pertinent reference materials. (prereq: AE 3021  and AE 3023 )



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