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Soil Mechanics (CIVL354)

Introduction of engineering problems involving soils. Soil compaction. Effective stress concept. Permeability and its measurement. Seepage. One and two dimensional flow conditions. Flow nets. Stresses in a soil mass. Consolidation process. Immediate and consolidation settlement. Terzaghi?s theory of one-dimensional consolidation. Degree of consolidation. Shear strength of soils. Lateral earth pressure theories: Rankine and Coulomb wedge theories. Stability of retaining walls. Slope stability.

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