Advanced Soil Mechanics
This course presents the application of
principles of soil mechanics. It considers the following topics: the origin and
nature of soils; soil classification; the effective stress principle; hydraulic
conductivity and seepage; stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesion less and
cohesive soils and application to lateral earth stresses; bearing capacity and
slope stability; consolidation theory and settlement analysis; and laboratory
and field methods for evaluation of soil properties in design practice.
To assess various design dynamic
properties of soil, design of foundation for common machineries and also about
the measures to isolate vibration due to the operations of machines.
This course is designed to provide a
theoretical framework for the analysis of deformation and failure of soils with
application to several practical problems.
These include elasticity
for linear deformation,
plasticity models (including
critical state model)for non-linear deformation and limit
equilibrium analyses for important geotechnical problems
A student completing the course is
mechanics applied to soils
theory for soils and Shear Strength,
equilibrium analyses for (a) slope instability, (b) lateral earth pressure, and
(c) bearing capacity of foundations.
for linear deformation of soils,
Define theory of
plasticity for the nonlinear deformation of soils,
state model for the deformation and strength of soils,
analyses for some geotechnical problems.