Course NumberCE-02-116
PDH Hours4
Soil Mechanics: Stress Distribution

Soil Mechanics: Stress Distribution

This course covers the application of engineering principles by experienced engineers of soil mechanics in the design of foundations and earth structures. It includes identification and classification of soil and rock, field exploration, testing, and instrumentation, laboratory testing, distribution of stresses including pressures on buried structures, analysis of settlement and volume expansion, seepage and drainage, and slope stability and protection.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 4 PDH credit.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn how stresses in earth masses are analyzed;
  • Learn how to employ Mohr’s circle if normal and shear stresses at one orientation on an element in an earth mass are known, to determine stresses at all other orientations;
  • Learn how to analyze stresses beneath structures and embankments for semi-infinite, elastic foundations;
  • Learn how to analyze layered or anisotropic foundations.

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.