CIVL 2200 - Soils & Foundations
Credit Hours: 3.00
Elementary study of exploring, sampling, testing, and evaluating subsurface materials, and their affect on types of foundations and construction.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will describe how to conduct a soil exploration.
- Define the purposes of subsurface exploration.
- Explain the different methods of subsurface exploration.
- Compare and contrast the different methods of subsurface exploration.
- Describe the contents of a soils engineered report.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the student will describe the various soil constituents and how they are developed from parent rock.
- Define soil material constituents.
- Identify the origin of soil material constituents.
- Explain the differences in behavior among various fine grained soils.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will test physical characteristics of soil.
- Identify the soil classification system.
- Identify names of symbols for types of soil.
- Utilize the Unified and AASHTO soil classification system.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will chart soil characteristics.
- Create a particle size distribution curve from coarse grained soils.
- Identify plasticity characteristics for fine grained soils and their relationship to natural water content.
- Chart phase relationships (air, water, and solid) for the soil mass.
- Chart vertical earth pressure calculations.
- Explain soil erosion.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, the student will create a soils engineering analysis design.
- Explain the effective stress principle.
- Calculate static stress.
- Explain capillarity.
- Describe relative permeability of soils.
- Determine permeability values.
- Define compressibility in soils.
- Explain the mechanisms to consolidate soils.
- Explain the factors controlling soil strength.
- Describe strengths of troublesome soils
- Describe how to strengths are inferred from index properties.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, the student will conduct a soil compaction test.
- Define soil compaction.
- Describe soil stabilization.
- Illustrate a moisture density relationship for coarse and fine soils.
- Identify the factors affecting compaction.
Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, the student will describe the types of building foundations.
- Define shallow foundations.
- Define deep foundations.
- Explain how to create settlement estimates.
- Compute bearing capacity calculations.
- Describe the usual provisions for shallow foundation specifications.
Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, the student will create an excavation plan.
- Identify the specification requirements in a contract.
- Create a stability analysis for unsupported slopes.
- Describe the methods of support for shallow cuts.
- Describe the methods of support for deep cuts.
- Analyze lateral earth pressure.
- Explain ground movements adjacent to braced cuts.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Introduction /Course Overview
- Soil explorations
- Soil constituents during construction, soil lab
- Soil Classification
- Soil constituents and mass, Project discussion
- Index properties of soil constituents and mass, Project discussion
- Review for mid-term, project discussion
- Vertical earth pressure calculations.
- Soil Erosion
- Soil engineering analysis, project synopsis due.
- Soil compaction
- Foundations, project presentation
- FINAL Exam
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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