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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Geology and Soil Mechanics

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


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.INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG/PG of BTech/BEPRE_REQUISITES : Mechanics of solids/Strength of materialsINDUSTRIES SUPPORT : Civil construction companies, PWD, PHE, Irrigation etc.


Week 1 - Description of soil, engineering geology of soils and their formation, clay mineralogyWeek 2 - Index properties of soilWeek 3 - Classification of soilsWeek 4 - Soil compactionWeek 5 - Permeability in soil & Seepage in soil and flow net constructionWeek 6 - Seepage in soil and flow net constructionWeek 7 - In-situ stresses & criteria for filter designWeek 8 - Effective stress principle & soil-water systems: capillarityWeek 9 - Fundamental of consolidationWeek 10 - Fundamental of consolidation & Shear strength of soilWeek 11 - Shear strength of soilWeek 12 - Stress in soil (Boussiensq, Westergaard theories) & Earth pressure theories

Taught by

Priyanka Ghosh


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