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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Geotechnical Engineering - 1

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and NPTEL via Swayam


Geotechnical Engineering-1 deals with the fundamental aspects of soils starting from their origin to various engineering applications. The course discusses the basic classification, characterization, hydraulic and mechanical properties of soils in depth. The expected outcome of the course is to make the students familiarize with soil and to showcase its behavior during various engineering applications such as foundation, retaining wall etc.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Civil Engineering
PREREQUISITES : Engineering Geology
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All companies that deals with the Civil infrastructure development



Week 1 : Origin of Soils and Rocks, Rock cycleWeek 2 : Basic relationships, Index properties of aggregatesWeek 3 : Soil structure, Soil classificationWeek 4 : Soil compactionWeek 5 : Soil-water StaticsWeek 6 : Flow through soils, Quick sand conditionWeek 7 : Permeability and methods for its determinationWeek 8 : Flow-nets, Stresses in soil from surface loadsWeek 9 : Boussinesq theoryWeek 10 : New marks chart, Contact pressuresWeek 11 : Consolidation of soilsWeek 12 : Settlement of compressible soil layers

Taught by

Prof. D. N. Singh

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