## CE3102 SOIL MECHANICS | |

Detailed syllabus:
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Permeability:Bernoulli's equation, Darcy's law, hydraulic conductivity, lab tests for permeability. | |

Stress analysis:In-Situ Stresses, Effective stresses, Seepage force, Capillary rise, piping, quicksand condition. | |

Seepage through soils:Seepage, Flow nets, Seepage calculations for geotechnical structures. | |

Docks & Harbour Engineering:Layout of Port components - Functions - Classification of Ports - Site selection - Natural Phenomenon - Tides, Winds, Waves, Currents - Drift - Navigational aids. | |

Compressibility and consolidation of soil:Settlement of Soil, Immediate settlement, Over consolidation, Pre-consolidation pressure, Cc and Cs, Terzaghi's theory of consolidation, coefficient of consolidation, Settlement calculations. | |

Shear Strength of Soils:Stresses on soil elements, Mohr's Circle, Principal Stresses, Pole, Stress Path, Direct shear test, Mohr-Coulomb Failure criterion, Triaxial tests- drained and undrained tests, Vane shear test, stress-strain relationships and strength of loose and dense sands, NC and OC clays, dilation, pore pressures, Skempton's coefficients, Liquefaction phenomenon, Shear Strength of unsaturated soil, Liquefaction. | |

Stability of slopes:Methods, limit equilibrium method, method of slices and simplified Bishop method, factors of safety. | |

Reference Books: | |

1. Principals of Geotechnical Engineering, By: Braja M. Das., Fifth edition, First reprint 2002, low price edition, Thomson learning Inc. | |

2. Geotechnical Engineering Principles & Practices, By: Donald P Coduto 2002 print, Pearson Education Limited. | |

3. Basic & Applied Soil Mechanics, By: Gopal Ranjan / Rao A.S.R. 2003 print, New Age International Pvt Ltd. | |