Post Graduate
CE 630A  ROCK MECHANICS

Physical properties and classification of intact rock and rock masses, rock exploration, engineering properties of rock, stresses in rock near underground openings; Rock tunneling, rock slope stability, bolting, blasting, grouting and rock foundation design.

CE 631A  ADVANCED GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Soil composition and soil structure; Steady State flow, 2D and 3D seepage, transient flow; compressibility and rate of consolidation, one, two, and three dimensional consolidation theories; Shear strength and stress-strain
 
CE 632A  FOUNDATION ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

Settlement and bearing capacity: shallow spread footings, mats, and deep foundations; Foundation models, contact pressure distribution for footings, rafts, piles; Retaining Structures; Soil-structure interaction studies; Case studies.

 CE 633A  REINFORCED EARTH STRUCTURES

Reinforcing materials; Advantage of RE; Behaviour of Reinforced earth walls; Soil reinforcement interaction internal and external stability condition; Field application of RE; Randomly reinforced earth and analysis of reinforced soils; Testing of soil reinforcements; Development, fabrication, design, and applications of geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, and geomembranes.
 

CE 634A  GROUND IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES

Engineering properties of soft, weak and compressible deposits; Principles of treatment-loading (static and Dynamic); Accelerated flow; Reinforcement; Drainage and filters, Injections, thermal, electrical and Chemical Methods; Preloading; Dynamic Consolidation; Vertical drains; Granular piles; Soil nailing; Anchors; Design methods and case studies.

 CE 635A  FOUNDATION DYNAMICS

Dynamics of elastic systems; Single and multi-degrees of freedom systems; Empirical and semi-empirical approaches to the theory of soil dynamics; Elastic theories of soil dynamics; Wave propagation; Dynamic soil properties; Design of machine foundations; Vibration isolation; Pile dynamics.

CE 636A  GEOTECHNICAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

Introduction; Seismic Hazards: Mitigation of Seismic Hazards, seismology and earthquakes, strong ground motion, seismic hazard analysis; Wave propagation in unbounded media: in semi-infinite bodies, in layered soils and attenuation of stress waves; Dynamic soil properties; Ground response analysis; Effect of local site conditions on ground motion; Liquefaction: evaluation of liquefaction hazards, effects of liquefaction; Case studies.

 CE 637 CONSTITUTIVE MODELING OF FRICTIONAL MATERIALS


Role of constitutive modeling; Importance of laboratory testing with relation to constitutive modeling; Elasticity: linear, quasilinear, anisotropic; Plasticity basics: yield criteria, flow rule, plastic potential, hardening/softening; Rate Independent Plasticity: mohr-Coulomb, non-linear failure criteria, Drucker- Prager, and cap models; Critical state soil mechanics: critical state concept, cam-clay models, simulation of single element test using cam-clay, consolidation, drained and undrained triaxial test; Stress-dilatancy theory; Work hardening plasticity theory: formulation and implementation; Applications of elasto-plastic models; Special Topics: hypoelasticity-plasticity, disturbed state concept.

CE 638A  GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATIONS FOR CE PROJECTS

Subsurface exploration planning, drilling and sampling techniques, field and laboratory tests, instrumentation and monitoring of field data, report preparation.

CE 730A  SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTION

Contact pressure distribution, foundation models, Limit analysis of rafts and
foundations; Soil structure interaction studies pertaining to buried structures;
Analysis and design of deep foundations; Modern trends in the design of earth
retaining structures.

CE 701A : UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS

      Nature and genesis of unsaturated soils: Introduction to phase properties and relations, air-water-solid interface, in-situ stress state component profiles, suction and potential of soil-water system, transient suction and moisture profiles, compaction.

      Soil suction: Suction component, principle and measurement of total suction, matric suction, osmotic suction, capillarity.

      State of stress and shear strength: Stress state variables, material variables, effective stress concepts for unsaturated soils, representation of net normal stress, matric suction and suction stress tensor, stress control by axis translation. Shear strength of unsaturated soil, extended Mohr-Coulomb criterion, shear strength and pore pressure parameters, measurements of shear strength parameters.

      Flow of water in unsaturated soils: Soil-water characteristic curve (SWCC), hysteresis in SWCC, permeability and hydraulic conductivity function, direct and indirect measurements of SWCC and hydraulic conductivity function. One-dimensional consolidation and swelling for unsaturated soils.

      Applications: Applications of unsaturated material properties in geotechnical and geo-environmental structures.



CE 733A  GEOENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN ASPECTS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGE-MENT

Identification, characterization and regulatory requirements for disposal of
hazardous, nonhazardous and domestic wastes. Waste Management-Recycling,
com-posting, incineration and various disposal methods. Site selection and Geoenvironmental investigations. Natural attenuation process and mechanism of
attenuation. Design practices of solid wastes. Tailing dams for disposal of flyash,
coal, copper, iron and other metal wastes. Single and double lined landfill design,
linear material clay, geosynthetics amended soils and other admixtures. Leachate
collection and detection system. Landfill construction. Construction quality
control and per-formance monitoring. Application of geosynthetics in waste
disposal design.

CE 751A  ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

Basics of Probability, its distributions, experimental error and its characteristics,
adjustment computations, sampling theory, theory of point and interval estimation,
hypotheses testing, regression analysis, robust estimators and certain other
statistical tests.

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