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Overview

The course prepares the student to be able to make effective learning of basic soil mechanics. The course should have the pre-requisite of mechanics of solids/strength of materials course.

Syllabus

Week 1 - Description of soil, engineering geology of soils and their formation, clay mineralogy
Week 2 - Index properties of soil 
Week 3 - Classification of soils 
Week 4 - Soil compaction
Week 5 - Permeability in soil
Week 6 - Seepage in soil and flow net construction 
Week 7 - Seepage in soil and flow net construction 
Week 8 - In-situ stresses and criteria for filter design
Week 9 - Effective stress principle and soil-water systems: capillarity
Week 10 - Fundamental of consolidation 
Week 11 - Fundamental of consolidation 
Week 12 - Shear strength of soil
Week 13 - Shear strength of soil 
Week 14 - Shear strength of soil 
Week 15 - Stress in soil
Week 16 - Earth pressure theories