CE 421 : Advanced Soil Mechanics

CE 421 :  Advanced Soil Mechanics


Principles of effective stress.  Stress & strains in soils.  Shear strength of soils.  Theory of consolidation.   Physical and chemical approach to the study of the behaviour of soils. Theories of failure and their application in soil engineering.  Strength parameters from controlled triaxial tests and their use in the design of various types of structures.  Factors that affect the stress distribution in soils and rigorous study of the settlement of the subgrade soils.  Modulus of subgrade reaction and their application.  Contact pressure distribution – its calculations and application.  Factor of safety in soil engineering.

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