Seepage - Effective stress - Vertical stresses - Consolidation and settlement - Shear strength - Slope stability - Lateral earth pressure - Compaction - Bearing capacity. Experimental determination of soil properties - Grain size distribution - Atterberg limits -Density and Compaction ? Permeability - Shear strength ? Consolidation - Bearing Capacity - In situ Testing and Sampling. Soil report writing.


Bachelor Degree in Construction and Building Engineering


  • The course objective is introducing the student to the fundamentals of soil mechanics as a basis for the design, analysis and construction of retaining structures and foundations.


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Course Content

content serial Description
1Week No.1: Seepage.
2Week No.2: Seepage, continued.
3Week No.3: Stresses in soils.
4Week No.4: Stresses in soils,continued.
5Week No.5: Consolidation and settlement.
6Week No.6:Consolidation test.
7Week No.7:Settlement of soils.
8Week No.8: Shear strength of soil.
9Week No.9: Stability of slopes.
10Week No.10: Stability of slopes, continued.
11Week No.11: Lateral earth pressure.
12Week No.12: Lateral earth pressure, continued.
13Week No.13: Compaction.
14Week No.14: Bearing capacity.
15Week No.15: Bearing capacity of shallow foundations.
16Week No.16: Final Exam.

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