Mesut Pervizpour

CEE-341 Ground Improvement

Course Description:

This course covers the mechanisms of soil stabilization by mechanical methods (compaction, explosives, vibroflotation, vibroreplacement), hydraulic methods (groundwater lowering, preloading, electro-osmosis), physical/chemical methods (admixtures, grouting, freezing), and inclusions (geosynthetics, reinforcements). Prerequisite: Undergraduate soil mechanics course.

Text book: Lecture notes and course handouts

Ground Improvement, 2nd Edition, Moseley & Kirsch
Ground Control and Improvement, Xanthakos et. al.
Grouting, Theory and Practice, Nonveiller
The Deep Mixing Method, Principle, Design & Construction
Sinkholes and Subsidence, Waltham et. al.
Building on Sinkholes, Sowers

Location and Hours: W 6:00 - 8:45 PM

Syllabus | Handouts | Assignments | Sample Projects | Links

Course Assignments

No.AssignmentDue DateSolution
1Case Histories 1 1/23/08 PA sinkhole case study
Louisiana sinkhole case study
Metastable Loess Treatmet case studies
2Assignment 1

2/13/08 HW 1
1 Bryan P: 1 Bryan
2 Khadir P: 2 Khadir
3 Chris P: Bucci
4 Sean P: McCann
5 Mike P: Mike
6 Dave P: Dave
7 Drago P: Drago
3Papers 3/12/08 Papers:
1 Drago & Khadir P: 1_Drago_KhadirP2
2 Mike & Bryan P: 2_Mike_ BryanP2
3 Chris P: 3_CBucciP2
4 Dave & Sean P: 4_McCann_McGuireP2
4Papers 04/09/08 Papers:
1 Chris P:
2 Drago & Khadir P:
5Papers 04/30/08 Papers: