Under Graduate

Stresses within a soil, effective stress principle, stress point and stress path, Soil - water systems- capillarity, flow, Darcys law, permeability, and tests for its determination, different heads, piping, quicksand condition, seepage, flownets, Compressibility and consolidation characteristics, Strength and direct and triaxial shear tests, Mohr - Coulomb strength criterion, drained, consolidated undrained and undrained tests, strength of loose and dense sands, NC and OC soils, dilation, pore pressures, Skempton's coefficients, etc. Compaction characteristics, water content - dry unit weight relationships, OMC, max. dry unit weight, field compaction control, etc.


Site investigations, methods of drilling, sampling, in situ test - SPT, CPT, plate load and dynamic tests, groundwater level, etc. Bearing capacity, general, local and punching shear failures, corrections for size, shape, depth, water table, compressibility, etc., ultimate and allowable stresses, methods based on in situ tests, Settlements of foundations, stress in soils (Boussinesq, Westergaard), Design of foundation, types of foundations - shallow/deep, isolated, combined, mat, etc., contact pressure distributions, Earth Pressure theories, Coulomb and Rankine approaches, c-f soils, smooth and rough walls, inclined backfill, Deep foundations: Pile and Well foundation.


Earth and earth retaining structures: Slope stability analysis, flexible and rigid retaining wall, gravity, cantilever, counter fort, reinforces earth etc, etc., design and chech for stability. Introduction to Ground Improvement Techniques: methods for difficult or problematic soils, etc., preloading, vertical drains, stone columns, heavy tamping, grouting, etc, Machine foundation and design.
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Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
Department Of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute Of Technology Kanpur
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