GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING I – EN4723

Spring 2005

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. Soil description and classification: definitions; phase relationships; mechanical analysis; Atterberg limits; methods of classification
  2. Soil compaction: Standard and Modified Proctor tests; factors affecting compaction; field compaction
  3. Flow of water in soils: Darcy’s law; measurement of properties in the lab and in-situ; 2D flow; Laplace’s equation; flownets and numerical solutions for confined and unconfined flow
  4. Effective stress concept: stresses in saturated soils; seepage forces; instability of soils due to seepage; filters
  5. Stresses in a soil mass: stress distribution under loads in an elastic, homogeneous and isotropic half space
  6. Compressibility of soils: 1D consolidation theory; normal- and over-consolidation; e – log p plots; settlement due to 1D primary consolidation; secondary consolidation; foundation settlements

 

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