GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING II – EN6723

Fall 2003

MINI-PROJECTS AND LABORATORY EXERCISES

Date Type of

exercise

Topic Due date
Sept. 17

L-1

Direct shear test 

Sept. 24

Sept. 24

L-2

Triaxial test

Oct. 1

Oct. 1

L-3

Unconfined compression test / Vane shear test

Oct. 8

Oct. 15

P-1

Lateral earth pressure

Oct. 24

Nov. 5

P-2

Bearing capacity

Nov. 19

Nov. 19

P-3

Slope stability

Nov. 26

L – Soil laboratory

P – Mini project

Teaching Assistants: Alireza Azizian and Ahmad Jafari

Lab manual: "Engineering Properties of Soils and Their Measurement", by J.E. Bowles, McGraw-Hill, 1992.

Mini Projects: "Spreadsheet applications in geotechnical engineering", by T.E. Wolff, PWS, 1995