Soil Properties and Other Strange Things for Non-Geotechnical Engineers

Course Number: G-2005
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Richard P. Weber, P.E.
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Overview

In Soil Properties and Other Strange Things for Non-Geotechnical Engineers , you'll learn ...

  • Why geotechnical engineering problems have multiple correct solutions
  • The use of bearing capacity equations for footings of various shapes
  • How water content of a soil sample can be greater than 100 percent
  • Weight-volume relationship of soil and definitions of common terms, including void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, total unit weight, and dry unit weight

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 18 pages

This course is intended for a wide range audience and in particular, the non-geotechnical engineer and is not intended as an exhaustive review of the subject. The objective of the course is to discuss some common properties of soil and explain some seemingly strange quirks. When this course has been completed, the reader will have an appreciation for geotechnical engineering and be familiar with some common terms.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Why geotechnical engineering problems have multiple correct solutions
  • The use of bearing capacity equations for footings of various shapes
  • How water content of a soil sample can be greater than 100 percent
  • Weight-volume relationship of soil and definitions of common terms, including void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, total unit weight, and dry unit weight
  • Variations in symbols and notations used for geotechnical engineering terms
  • Methods used to determine percent compaction
  • Soil classifications by grain sizes
  • Methods for determining plasticity of a soil
  • Calculation of a soil's shear strength, Understanding soil sensitivity classification

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 12 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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