The aim of this course is to give knowledge and understanding of basic soil mechanics. This course includes several topics e.g., physical and mechanical properties of soils, weight volume relationship, soil classification, flow through soils, effective stresses, geostatic stress and stresses due to applied loads, soil compaction, 1-D (one-dimensional) consolidation, and introduction to shear strength. The term "soil" can have different meanings, depending upon the field in which it is considered. To a geologist, it is the material in the relative thin zone of the Earth's surface within which roots occur, and which are formed as the products of past surface processes. The rest of the crust is grouped under the term "rock". To a pedologist, it is the substance existing on the surface, which supports plant life.
Soil Mechanics is a discipline of Civil Engineering involving the study of soil, its behaviour and application as an engineering material.
Soil Mechanics is the application of laws of mechanics and hydraulics to engineering problems dealing with sediments and other unconsolidated accumulations of solid particles, which are produced by the mechanical and chemical disintegration of rocks, regardless of whether or not they contain an admixture of organic constituents.
Soil consists of a multiphase aggregation of solid particles, water, and air. This fundamental composition gives rise to unique engineering properties, and the description of its mechanical behavior requires some of the most classic principles of engineering mechanics.Engineers are concerned with soil's mechanical properties: permeability, stiffness, and strength. These depend primarily on the nature of the soil grains, the current stress, the water content and unit weight.
BENEFITS OF COURSE :
This subject of material is useful for
This subject is important in all above the exams mention
The weightage of this subject as per the all engineering exams are as follows
MPSC : 18 MARKS
GATE : 15 MARKS
It will be vary between 10 - 15 marks
To an engineer, it is a material that can be:
Built on: foundations of buildings, bridges
Built in: basements, culverts, tunnels
Built with: embankments, roads, dams supported: retaining walls
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ONLINE COURSE
|SHEAR RESISTANCE||5 Hrs|
|STABILITY OF SLOPE||5 Hrs|
|GROUND WATER CONTROL||5 Hrs|
|SOIL CLASSIFICATION AND PERMEABILITY||5 Hrs|
|DEFINITION AND PROPERTIES OF SOIL||5 Hrs|
|INDEX PROPERTIES OF SOIL||5 Hrs|
|ORIGIN OF SOIL||5 Hrs|
|SHALLOW AND DEEP FOUNDATION||5 Hrs|
|STRESSES IN SOIL||5 Hrs|
|BEARING CAPACITY||5 Hrs|