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CIVL 3140 - Soil Mechanics 2

Civil Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course builds on the knowledge gained in CIVL 2140. Material continues to be delivered through a combination of lectures, laboratory demonstrations, and problem-solving sessions. Topics include head diagrams, effective stress, consolidation, shear strength, subsurface investigation and geology, and forces on retaining walls.


CIVL 2140





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 84334

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Mar 02 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 02 Mon/Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 2675



Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim




  1. No class on February 17th due to Family Day stat holiday. This course will run for a total of 16 classes.

Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Plot head diagrams for flow through soils.
  • Explain and solve problems using the principle of effective stress.
  • Calculate the amount and timing of consolidation of clays.
  • Develop the principles of soil shear strength.
  • Explain the basic principles of subsurface investigation and geology.
  • Calculate forces on retaining structures.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2014

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