CE 649 Earth Supporting Structures

A course of lectures dealing with the design, performance and quality control of earth supporting structures. It includes an outline of the available methods of evaluating slope stability by field studies, numerical computer analysis and hand calculations. Finally, the last portion of the course covers the principles involved in the design and construction of earth and rockfill dams including such topics as soil compaction, hydraulic fill dams, design criteria, seepage control, slope stability analyses, seismic design and case history studies.




Civil Engineering Program


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