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2021-2023 Graduate Catalog 
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CVEN 5390 - Principles of Sustainable and Geoenvironmental Engineering (3)

Definition, methodology, and current applications of the principles of sustainability and resiliency in engineering practice. Engineering properties of solid wastes, flow of water and contaminants through soils, overview of waste containment systems, design of compacted clay liners and geosynthetic liners, leachate collection systems, landfill covers design, containment geotechnics, design constraints, legal and ethical considerations, environmental, economic, and social impacts. Prerequisite(s): Students must have taken the undergraduate CVEN 3130 Soil Mechanics (2). Principles of soil mechanics, index properties of soils, particle size and gradation, soil identification and classification, permeability of soils, failure criteria, concept of effective stress in soils, shear strength and shear testing, settlement and consolidation tests.