code CB462
credit_hours 3
title Soil Mechanics
arbic title
prequisites CB361
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes 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.
arabic Description/Outcomes
objectives 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.
arabic objectives
ref. books Basic Soil Mechanics by WHITLOW Publisher: Longman, Latest Edition.rnSoil Mechanics: Principles and Practice by BARNES, G. E., Publisher: McMillan, London, Latest Edition.rnSoil Mechanics by CRAIG, R. F., Publisher: Chapman and Hall, Latest Edition.rnAdvanced Soil Mechanics by DAS, Braja M. Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Washington, Latest Edition.rnSoil Mechanics Laboratory Manual by DAS, Braja M. Publisher: Engineering Press, Latest Edition.rnSlope Stability and Stabilization Methods by ABRAMSON, Lee, Sharma and Boyce, Publisher: Wiley, New York, Latest Edition.rnSolving Problems in Soil Mechanics by Sutton, Publisher: Longman, London, Latest Edition.rnDesign and Construction of Foundations, Egyptian Code for Soil Mechanics, Design and Construction of Foundations, 1st Edition, 10 Volumes, Al-Ahram Press, Latest Edition.rnGeotechnical Engineering: Soil Mechanics by CERNICA, John N., Publisher: Wiley, New York, Latest Edition.rnExperimental Soil Mechanics by BARDET, Jean-Pierre Publisher: Prentice Hall, New York, Latest Edition.rn
arabic ref. books
textbook Principles of Geotechnical Engineering by DAS, Braja M., Publisher: Brooks-Cole, Latest Edition.
arabic textbook
objective set combined
content set combined
Course Content
content serial Description
1 Week No.1: Seepage.
2 Week No.2: Seepage, continued.
3 Week No.3: Stresses in soils.
4 Week No.4: Stresses in soils, continued.
5 Week No.5: Consolidation and settlement.
6 Week No.6: Consolidation test.
7 Week No.7: Settlement of soils.
8 Week No.8: Shear strength of soil.
9 Week No.9: Stability of slopes.
10 Week No.10: Stability of slopes, continued.
11 Week No.11: Lateral earth pressure.
12 Week No.12: Lateral earth pressure, continued.
13 Week No.13: Compaction.
14 Week No.14: Bearing capacity.
15 Week No.15: Bearing capacity of shallow foundations.
16 Week No.16: Final Exam.