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ENT 132
Soil Mechanics for Construction


Credits: 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:20


Description
Introduction to the fundamental principles of soil mechanics as it relates to engineering design. Emphasis is on the identification, classification, engineering properties, compaction, aggregate gradations, bearing capacities, and construction consideration of soils. Students shall complete ASTM and/or AASHTO laboratory test methods of soils. Formerly CET 224.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Classify soils using various industry standards
  • Determine engineering properties of soils
  • Determine aggregate gradations
  • Determine bearing capacities of soil
  • Explain concepts related to compaction, subgrade stabilization, and earthwork
  • Complete ASTM and/or AASTHO laboratory test methods
  • Write laboratory reports

  • Course Topics
  • Natural soils and their properties
  • Soil index properties
  • Construction Specifications
  • Soil reports
  • Earthwork
  • Supports for excavations
  • Foundation support
  • Applications

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENT 132
    Winter 2014
    0419
    Ron Rooks, P.E.


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
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    Spring
    Summer
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.