code CB564
credit_hours 3
title Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
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prequisites CB463
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes Foundations on problematic soils - Ground modification - Soil Improvement - Mat foundation - Unsaturated soil stress, shear strength, water flow - Geoenvironmental fundamentals - Fate and transport of contaminants in the subsurface - Treatment and disposal methods of waste - Land disposal - Site remediation and subsurface characterization - Containment.
arabic Description/Outcomes
objectives The course objective is introducing the student to advanced practical topics in geotechnical engineering as well as to the fundamentals of geoenvironmental engineering.
arabic objectives
ref. books Longman, London, Latest Edition.rnGeotechnical Engineering: Foundation Design by CERNICA, John N. Publisher: Wiley, Latest Edition.rnPiling Engineering by FLEMING, Weltman, Randolph and Elson, Publisher: Blackie, London, Latest Edition.rnHazardous Waste Management by LaGREGA, M. D., Buckingham, P. L., and Evans, J. C Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York, Latest Edition.rnGeotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal by DANIEL, D. E. ed., Publisher: Chapman and Hall, New York, NY, Latest Edition.rnDesign, Construction and Monitoring of Sanitary Landfill by BAGCHI, A. Publisher: John Wiley, New York, NY, Latest Edition.rnSoil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils by FREDLUND, D.G., and Rahardjo, H. Publisher: John Wiley, New York, NY, Latest Edition.rn
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textbook Principles of Foundation Engineering by DAS, Braja M., Publisher: Brooks-Cole, London, Latest Edition.
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objective set combined
content set combined
Course Content
content serial Description
1 Week No.1: Soil reinforcement.
2 Week No.2: Ground modification.
3 Week No.3: Soil improvement.
4 Week No.4: Mat foundations.
5 Week No.5: State of unsaturated soil.
6 Week No.6: State of stress in unsaturated soil.
7 Week No.7: Shear strength of unsaturated soil.
8 Week No.8: Water flow in unsaturated soils.
9 Week No.9: Transport of contaminants in the subsurface.
10 Week No.10: Waste treatment methods 1.
11 Week No.11: Waste treatment methods 2.
12 Week No.12: Land disposal of waste 1.
13 Week No.13: Land disposal of waste 2.
14 Week No.14: Site remediation.
15 Week No.15: Containment.
16 Week No.16: Final Exam.