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2019/2020

Soil Mechanics 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
135SOM2 Z,ZK 5 2P+1C
Grading of the course requires grading of the following courses:
Soil Mechanics 1 (135SOM1)
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Department of Geotechnics
Synopsis:

Basic course of Soil Mechanics for Civil Engineers. Introduction to origin of soils, soil description, multi-phase media behaviour, soil classification, compressibility and shear resistance, soil testing, earth pressures, assessment of stability and deformation of soil mass, applications in civil engineering.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Origin of soil, multi-phase media behaviour

2. Soil particles, particle size analysis, water is soil

3. Soil description and classification

4. Stresses in soil mass, effective stress concept

5. Permeability of soils and ground-water flow

6. Compressibility of soils, principles of consolidation theory and limits of application

7. Shear resistance of soils and applications, laboratory and field testing

8. Lateral stresses, soil and water action, retaining structures

9. Retaining structures

10. Slope stability problems, basic methods of slope stability calculation

11. Introduction to shallow footings - bearing resistance and settlement

12. Soil compaction, laboratory compaction test, quality control of on-site compaction process

13. Basic principles of site monitoring and field instrumentation

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Particle-Size Distribution Curve (PSDC)

2. Determination of water content, bulk density, saturation

3. Soil classification

4. Effective Stress Calculation

5. Permeability of soil and application in civil engineering

6. Soil compressibility - laboratory tests and evaluation of results

7. Shear resistance in direct shear box, evaluation of test results

8. Shear resistance in triaxial cell, evaluation of test results

9. Calculation of lateral stresses in soil and water action

10. Retaining Wall - calculation of solid particles and water actions

11. Slope stability calculation - excavation

12. Calculation of settlement of shallow footing

13. Proctor Compaction Test

Study Objective:

Acquaintance with geological processes and the role of geology in geotechnical engineering. Description of soils, soil properties and soil behaviour with respect to different site conditions and human activities.

Study materials:

!Craig, R.F.: Soil Mechanics. Seventh edition 2004. 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE, Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Spon Press, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001. ISBN 0-415-32703-2 (pbk), ISBN 0-203-57441-9 (Adobe eReader Format)

?Head, K.H.: Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing, 3rd edition 2006, Whittled Publishing, Dunbeath,CRC Press, ISBN1-904445-36-5

?BS EN 1997-2:2007 - Eurocode 7. Geotechnical design. Ground investigation and testing

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