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CE230 Soil Mechanics I

Course Objectives  
 - To introduce the student to Geotechnical Engineering terminology
 - To familiarize the student with the use of soil mechanics
 - To provide the student with a firm foundation for the continuation to more theoretical and applied aspects in foundation engineering, dam engineering, soil dynamics, and earthquake engineering.

Course Syllabus

  • 03-02-21   Course syllabus [PDF]
  • Textbook chapters [PDF]

Lectures

  • Lec 01: Introduction [PDF] [Lecture video]
  • Lec 02: Phase Relation (1) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 03: Phase Relation (2) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 04: Soil Texture and Grain Size Distribution [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 05: Plasticity and Atterberg Limits [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 06: Soil Classification [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 07: Clay Minerals and Soil Structures (1) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 08: Clay Minerals and Soil Structures (2) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 09: Compaction (1) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 10: Compaction (2) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 11: Field Compaction [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 12: Hydrostatic Water in Soils (1) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 13: Hydrostatic Water in Soils (2) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 14: Capillary Rise and Capillary Pressure [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 15: Water Flows in Soils [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 16: Seepage Forces [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 17: 2D Seepage (1) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 18_1: 2D Seepage (2) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 18_2: 2D Seepage (3) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 18: Example [PDF
  • Lec 19: 2D Settlement (1) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 20: 2D Settlement (2) [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 21: Consolidation [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 22: Rate of Consolidation [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 23: Stress Distribution [PDF] 
  • Lec 24: Mohr Circle [PDF] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 25: Mohr-Coulomb Strength Criteria [PDF] [Lecture Video 1] [Lecture Video 2]
  • Lec 26-1: Triaxial shear strength test [PDF1] [PDF2] [Lecture Video]
  • Lec 26-2: Triaxial shear strength test [Lecture Video]

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