Objective & Overview
This web course on "Soil Mechanics" is meant to be an additional learning resource for undergraduate students of Civil Engineering , and is not intended to be as voluminous as a textbook. It encourages the current trend of integrating e-learning with the usual teaching approach that includes classroom lectures, assignments, and laboratory hands-on experiments. Students may enjoy the experience of being in a community of learners without face-to-face interaction with the instructor.
The course introduces the basic principles of engineering behaviour of soils, and by the end of this course students should be able to:
Give an engineering classification of a given soil.
Understand the principle of effective stress, and then calculate stresses that influence soil behaviour.
Calculate water flow through ground, and understand the effects of seepage on the stability of structures.
Determine soil deformation parameters, and calculate settlement magnitude and rate of settlement.
Appreciate the difference between total and effective stress approaches in soil strength determination , and discriminate between drained and undrained conditions.
Specify soil compaction requirements.
Conduct laboratory tests, and obtain soil properties and parameters from the test observations and results.
Faculty: Dr B. Singh
Email Id: baleshwar[*AT]iitg.ernet.in