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Geotechnical Engineering- 1

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and NPTEL via Swayam

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Overview

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

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT Week 1 : Origin of Soils and Rocks, Rock cycle Week 2 : Basic relationships, Index properties of aggregates Week 3 : Soil structure, Soil classification Week 4 : Soil compaction Week 5 : Soil-water Statics Week 6 : Flow through soils, Quick sand condition Week 7 : Permeability and methods for its determination Week 8 : Flow-nets, Stresses in soil from surface loads Week 9 : Boussinesq theory Week 10 : New marks chart, Contact pressures Week 11 : Consolidation of soils Week 12 : Settlement of compressible soil layers

Taught by

Prof. D. N. Singh

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