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Soil mechanics is used to analyze the deformations of and flow of fluids within natural and man-made structures that are supported on or made of soil, or structures that are buried in soils. Example applications are building and bridge foundations, retaining walls, dams, and buried pipeline systems.

Language: English

Pages: 111

Author: Prof. K. Deb, Dr. V. A. Sawant

 Price: Free


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Course Outline of Soil Mechanics

Module 1: Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics

Lesson 1: Introduction of Soil Mechanics

  • Soil and Soil Mechanics
  • Soil Formation
  • Common Soil in India

Lesson 2: Phase Diagram

  • What is Phase Diagram?
  • Definitions
  • Important Relationships

Lesson 3: Index Properties of Soil

  • Various Types of Soil Properties
  • Grain Size Distribution
  • Atterberg Limits

Lesson 4: Classification of Soil

  • Classification Based on Grain Size
  • The Unified Soil Classification System
  • Aashto Soil Classification System
  • Indian Standard Soil Classification System (ISSCS)


Module 2: Stress and Strength

Lesson 5: Stress in Soil

  • Concept of Effective Stress
  • Stress Calculation in Soil

Lesson 6: Stress in soil due to applied load

  • Concept of Boussinesq’s Analysis
  • Concept of Westergaard’s Analysis
  • Approximate Stress Distribution method

Lesson 7: Stress under Loaded Area

  • Vertical stress under loaded area

Lesson 8: Newmark’s Influence Chart

  • Use of Newmark’s Influence Chart

Lesson 9: Shear Strength of soil

  • Shear Resistance
  • Mohr Circle

Lesson 10: Mohr-Coulomb Failure Theory

  • Mohr-Coulomb Failure Theroy

Lesson 11: Strength Parameters of Soil

  • Determination of Strength Parameters

Lesson 12: Tri-axial Test

  • Various types of tri-axial tests

Lesson 13: Stress Path

  • What is Stress Path?

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Module 4: Compaction, Seepage and Consolidation of Soil

Lesson 14: Compaction

  • Introduction
  • Laboratory Tests

Lesson 15: Factors Affecting Compaction

  • Factors affecting compaction

Lesson 16: Field Compaction

  • Introduction
  • Compaction of cohesionless soil 3Compaction of cohesive soil

Lesson 17: Permeability of Soil

  • Introduction
  • Permeability in Layered soil
  • Factors Affecting Permeability

Lesson 18: Measurement of Permeability

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  • Introduction

Lesson 19: Seepage in Soil

  • Introduction
  • Laplace’s Equation

Lesson 20: Flow Net

  • Introduction
  • Seepage in Anisotropic Soil
  • Seepage in Non-Homogenous Section

Lesson 21: Consolidation of soil

  • Introduction
  • Settlement of Soil
  • Factors Affecting Consolidation
  • Comparisons between Consolidation and Compaction

Lesson 22: One Dimensional Consolidation

  • Terzaghi’s Theory

Lesson 23: Consolidation Test

  • Introduction
  • Over Consolidation Ratio
  • Settlement Calculation

Lesson 24: Determination of Coefficient of Consolidation

  • Taylor’s Square Root of Time Fitting Method
  • Casagrande’s Logarithm of Time Fitting Method
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Module 4: Earth pressure, Slope Stability and Soil Exploration

Lesson 25: Earth Pressure

  • Introduction
  • Earth Pressure at rest

Lesson 26: Rankine’s Theory of Earth Pressure

  • Introduction
  • Earth Pressure on Retaining Wall

Lesson 27: Rankine’s Theory of Earth Pressure and Numerical Exercise

  • Earth Pressure on Retaining Wall

Lesson 28: Slope Stability

  • Introduction

Lesson 29: Methods for Stability Analysis

  • Finite Slope
  • Method of Slices

Lesson 30: Soil Exploration

  • Introduction
  • Different Methods

Lesson 31: Field Tests: Indirect Methods

  • Standard Penetration Test (SPT)
  • Static Cone Penetration Test (SCPT)
  • Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT)

Lesson 32: Bore Hole Spacing and Depth

  • How many bore holes?
  • Spacing of boring
  • Minimum depth of boring


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