Prof. Basuony El-Garhy

Professor of GEotechnical Engineering and Foundations

  • CE331
  • CE 432
  • CE 433
  • CE 435 (ellective course)
  • CE 436 (ellective course)

Course Details


Course Description

Introduction to geological engineering; Types of rocks: igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock; Weathering processes; Soil formation; Soil structures; Soil minerals; Basic soil properties: weight-volume relationships, definitions, laboratory tests; Soil classifications; Types of water in soil; Total and effective stresses; Hydraulic soil properties: laboratory and field soil permeability; Stresses in soil mass: stresses under point, line and distributed loads; Soil compaction: relative density, laboratory compaction tests, field compaction, compaction equipment, site control of compaction; Experimental tests.


ME 213: Mechanics of Materials


  • AS, B.M. (2008) "Principles of Geotechnical Engineering," 6 editions PWS-Kent, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Lui (2008) "Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation,"  ISBN: 978013614123