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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Ground Improvement

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

Ground improvement is a very essential activity in geotechnical engineering when construction occurs in problematics soils and under difficult geotechnical conditions. The state of the practice for ground improvement technologies is ahead of theory. Most of the books on ground improvement focus on concept, application and case study and in a few books focus is on principles and design methods of ground improvement. This course will focus on both parts.INTENDED AUDIENCE : B Tech/BE Final year and M Tech/ME studentsPREREQUISITES : Final year B Tech/BE students with knowledge of Soil Mechanics and Foundation engineering, any ME/M tech students

Syllabus

Week-1: INTRODUCTION
Week-2: SHALLOW DENSIFICATION Week-3: DEEP DYNAMIC COMPACTION
Week-4: RAPID IMPACT COMPACTION Week-5: VIBROCOMPACTION Week-6: DRAINAGE AND DEWATERING
Week-7: EXCAVATION AND REPLACEMENT
Week-8: PRELOADING AND VERTICAL DRAIN FOR DENSIFICATION Week-9: GROUTING METHODS Week-10: CHEMICAL STABILISATION Week-11: SOIL NAILING AND GROUND ANCHORS
Week-12: USE OF GEOSYNTHETICS IN VARIOUS GROUND IMPROVEMENT PROBLEMS

Taught by

Prof. Dilip Kumar Baidya

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