DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
AE 623 SOIL MECHANICS (3L+ lP) I
To acquaint and equip with engineering properties of soil with respect to design of soil structures.
Physical and engineering properties of soil, stress, deformation, shear strength, consolidation, stability and compaction, gradation, moisture content, compaction of soils for earth dams, embankments, piles, foundation and walls theory.
Pressure distribution diagram, earth pressure theory, retaining walls, forces acting on earth retaining structures, lateral earth pressure, Coulomb’s earth pressure theory, assumptions and deficiencies, active and passive earth pressures.
Bearing capacity of soils, stability requirements of a foundation, soil rating, soil loading tests, Housel’s bearing capacity method, perimeter-area ratio method.
Settlement and lateral expansion of soils.
Extensive practices on different aspects covered in the theory.