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Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

NPTEL via Swayam

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This course will show how to conduct the various types of tests used for soil testing. Each experiment of soil testing is presented with brief introduction covering the important details of the experiment, the theory and the purpose for which it is to be performed, followed by the detailed explanation of apparatus required, procedure and specimen calculations. These should enable students to perform the experiment and compute the results of experiments very easily.Intended Audience Students from Civil Engineering, Earth Science and Engineering GeologyPre-requisites Basic Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering/ Geotechnical EngineeringIndustries Applicable Larsen & Toubro, Reliance Infrastructure Limited, HCC, TATA Projects, AFCON, RITES Ltd, Gammon India Ltd, Simplex Infrastructure, IVRCL


Week 1 Soil Processing and Moisture Content Test, Specific Gravity Test, Field Density Test, Grain Size AnalysisWeek 2 Grain Size Analysis, Consistency limits, Laboratory Compaction test, Laboratory Permeability testWeek 3 Laboratory Permeability test, Shear Strength TestWeek 4 Shear Strength Test, Consolidation Test

Taught by

Dr. J.N. Mandal


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