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CE 5368. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS. 3 Hours.

Fundamental aspects of the mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils, including stress and volumetric state variables, matrix suction measurements and soil-water characteristic curves, shear-strain-strength and volume change responses, suction-controlled laboratory testing techniques and constitutive modeling. Prerequisite: CE 3343 and CE 5363; or consent of instructor.