May 27, 2024  
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CEE 747 Earth and Earth Retaining Structures

Credits: (3-0) 3

Engineering properties of compacted soils; use of the triaxial test in soil stability problems; methods of slope stability analysis with emphasis on Bishop’s simplified method of slices; design considerations for earth embankments; field instrumentation and performance observations; and case studies.  Application of principles of geotechnical engineering to the design of retaining structures.  Areas covered are lateral earth pressure theories, rigid and flexible retaining walls, anchored bulkheads, earthquake induced earth pressures, and braced excavations.  Stabilization of slopes and reinforced earth applications are also treated, along with instrumentation observations.

Prerequisites: CEE 346/346L  or permission of instructor.

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