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Dr. Priyanka Ghosh
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The course prepares the student to be able to make effective learning of basic soil mechanics. The course should have the pre-requisite of mechanics of solids/strength of materials course.

Week .No

Topic

1

Description of soil, engineering geology of soils and their formation, clay mineralogy

2

Index properties of soil 

3

Classification of soils 

4

Soil compaction

5

Permeability in soil

6

Seepage in soil and flow net construction 

7

Seepage in soil and flow net construction

8

In-situ stresses and criteria for filter design

9

Effective stress principle and soil-water systems: capillarity

10

Fundamental of consolidation 

11

Fundamental of consolidation 

12

Shear strength of soil

13

Shear strength of soil

14

Shear strength of soil

15

Stress in soil

16

Earth pressure theories

Mechanics of solids/Strength of materials



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