*Geotechnical Engineering (CE4348)*

*Course Syllabus*

*Lecture Topics:*

*Lecture Topics:***General definitions and the origin of the soils.**

*1. Introduction:***Phase diagram, void ratio, porosity, water content, degree of saturation, density and unit weight relationships.**

*2. Weight-Volume Relations:***Particle size distribution, shape factors, liquid limit, plastic limit, plasticity index, shrinkage limit, plasticity charts, USCS and AASHTO classification.**

*3. Soil Texture and Classification:***Standard and modified proctor test, factors influencing compaction, moisture-density curves, macro-structure of compacted cohesive clays.**

*4. Compaction:***Effective stress and pore water pressure concept, calculation of effective and total stress in single layer and multi-layer soils, effect of change in water table.**

*5. Geostatic Stresses:***Darcy’s law, hydraulic conductivity, pumping wells, flow nets, and seepage calculation.**

*6. Hydraulic Conductivity and Seepage:***Calculation of stresses due to point load, strip load, circular and rectangular area loads, Boussinesq theory, and influence charts.**

*7. External Stresses in Soils:***Mohr-Coulomb failure criteria, laboratory test for determination of shear strength parameters, triaxial test, and direct shear test.**

*8. Shear Strength of Soils:***Consolidation theory, OCR, void ratio-effective pressure plots, normally consolidated and over consolidated soils, compression index, swell index, secondary consolidation, and time effect.**

*9. Consolidation:*__Laboratory Sessions:__

__Laboratory Sessions:__

**Lab 1. Laboratory Safety Workshop**

Lab 2. Sieve Analysis

Lab 3. Atterberg Limits

Lab 4. Standard Proctor Compaction Test

Lab 5. Modified Proctor Compaction Test

Lab 6. Hydrometer Test

Lab 7. Aggregate Imaging System (AIMS)

Lab 8. Direct Shear Test

Lab 9. Triaxial Shear Test

Lab 10. Consolidation TestLab 2. Sieve Analysis

Lab 3. Atterberg Limits

Lab 4. Standard Proctor Compaction Test

Lab 5. Modified Proctor Compaction Test

Lab 6. Hydrometer Test

Lab 7. Aggregate Imaging System (AIMS)

Lab 8. Direct Shear Test

Lab 9. Triaxial Shear Test

Lab 10. Consolidation Test