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Soil Mechanics Series - Deformation

Yun Zhou, Ph.D., PE

Soil consists of three phases of solid, liquid and gas. In engineering, the interaction of these three phases dominates soil behavior in response to applied loads. Because of the three-phase composition, soils exhibit complex states of stress and strain (deformation). A key task in the design and construction of facilities on, in, and with soils is proper quantification of these states of stress, and their corresponding strains (deformations). Human beings have been building structures on, in, and with soils for centuries, and the principles of soil mechanics have been used for a long time, whether they were theorized or not.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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