Soil Behavior

A cross-section of clay loam.

Canisteo clay loam, a soil profile from Minnesota. (Image courtesy of the USDA.)

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MIT Course Number

1.322

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This class presents a detailed study of soil properties with emphasis on interpretation of field and laboratory test data and their use in soft-ground construction engineering. Topics to be covered include: consolidation and secondary compression; basic strength principles; stress-strain strength behavior of clays, emphasizing effects of sample disturbance, anisotropy, and strain rate; strength and compression of granular soils; and engineering properties of compacted soils. Some knowledge of field and laboratory testing is assumed for all students.

Ladd, Charles, Lucy Jen, and Andrew Whittle. 1.322 Soil Behavior, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/civil-and-environmental-engineering/1-322-soil-behavior-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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