WeeksMaterial Covered
1Introduction
Sampling and Testing Procedures
AASHTO Soil Classification
2Introduction to Phase Relationships in Soil
(weight, volume, unit weight/density, water content, void ratio, porosity, specific gravity, saturation)
3Phase Relationships with Varying Degrees of Saturation
4Compaction; Moisture-Density Curves
5Consolidation: Initial Vertical Effective Stress
Change in Vertical Stress from Circular Loading
6Consolidation: Compression Index
Time, Rate, and Quantity of Settlement
7Final Exam Review
8Final Exam

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