Soil Mechanics
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Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, and Civil Engineering
4.0 (52 ratings)
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Last updated 7/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 30 downloadable resources
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  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Brief on Soil Mechanics: Particle size Analysis, Index properties of Soil, Soil Classification, Soil Compaction, Consolidation and Shear Strength, Extra Resource (Booster for Expert learning)
Requirements
  • Basics on Civil Engineering i.e. Soil Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Material
Description

An extensive course for UG Civil students, PG Scholars, Research Professionals, Consultants, and the Professionals from Geotechnical Background. The course covers all the basic learning that will be required to carry out complex Geotechnical works in the allied field.

Course Objectives:

  • In this course, the student will be able to understand the various topics and terminologies used in soil mechanics.

  • The course covers relevant topics from Soil Mechanics and gives you an insight on various topics in detail.

  • The course is designed keeping in view the practical aspects/ implementation of the subject concerned. The practical aspects covered in the course will be helpful for the student in running consultancy and boost his/her career prospects in the longer run.

Course Outcomes:

  • This course will be helpful for Practicing Engineers, Consultants, Undergraduate and Post Graduate students, Researchers, Industry Specialist, Lab Instructors, and a wide array of Geotechnical Design Engineers.

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  • The UG, PG, Research Scholars, Consulting Geotechnical Engineers, Industry specialist, Practicing Engineers, and Faculty members from different institutions can enrolled in course to get an insight on soil mechanics
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 03:30:18
+ Particle Size Analysis (Explanatory Section)
2 lectures 25:42

Particle Size Classification, Coarse Sieving, Fine Sieving, Coefficient of Uniformity and Coefficient of Curvature.

NOTE: KINDLY GO THROUGH THE RESOURCE SECTION. IT COVERS THE ENTIRE SOIL MECHANICS COURSE.

Preview 08:34

Sedimentation Method, Pippete method, Pretreatment, and post-treatment in Pipette method, Hydrometer Method, Corrections in Hydrometer Method, Uniformly graded or poorly graded, Gap graded, and well-graded soil

Particle Size Analysis- 2
17:08
+ Index Properties of Soil (Explanatory Section)
3 lectures 50:05

Consistency of Soil, Atterberg Limit, Solid Stage, Semi-Solid stage, Plastic stage, Liquid Stage, Consistency Limit, Liquid Limit, Determination of Liquid limit, Flow Index, Cassagrande apparatus, Plastic Limit, Shrinkage Limit, Shrinkage ratio, Volumetric Shrinkage, Linear Shrinkage, Degree of Shrinkage, Plasticity Index, Shrinkage Index, Consistency Index/ Relative Consistency, Liquidity Index, Toughness Index.

NOTE: The excel sheets are provided and can be used for learning purposes. The excel sheets have copyright and can't be used other than educational purposes.

Preview 19:50

Thixotropy, Sensitivity, Activity, Collapsibility, Field test to differentiate between silt and clay, Numerical Problems on Index Properties of Soil

Index Properties of Soil- 2
14:29

Numerical Problems on Index, Properties of Soil

Index Properties of Soil- 3
15:46
+ Soil Classification (Explanatory Section)
2 lectures 21:10

Unified Soil Classification, Classification of Coarse-Grained Soil and Classification of Fine-Grained soil

Soil Classification- 1
14:05

Numericals on Soil Classification


Soil Classification- 2
07:05
+ Compaction (Explanatory Section and Self Study)
4 lectures 19:45

The process by which the porosity of a given form of sediment is decreased as a result of its mineral grains being squeezed together by the weight of overlying sediment or by mechanical means.

Compaction
03:34

Compaction, Objectives for Compaction, Effects of Compaction, Applicability of Compaction Equipment, Standard Reference, and Compaction Energy

Preview 05:00

Standard Proctor Test, Compaction Curve, Analysis of Compactive effort, and Factors affecting compaction.

Compaction- Part 2
05:00

This lecture presents a brief of compaction highlighting the various aspects of the compaction process in detail.

Brief on Compaction
06:11
+ Consolidation (Explanatory Section and Self Study)
3 lectures 25:53

Consolidation is a process by which soils decrease in volume. According to Karl von Terzaghi "consolidation is any process which involves a decrease in water content of saturated soil without replacement of water by air." ... When this occurs in a soil that is saturated with water, water will be squeezed out of the soil

Preview 04:57

Sand Drains and Pre-fabricated Vertical Drains, Advantages of PVD over Sand Drains, PVD design Principle, PVD design, Barron's Theory

Sand Drains and Prefabricated Vertical Drains
04:25

The lecture highlights the brief consolidation process in the lab and field.

Basics of Consolidation
16:31
+ Clay Mineralogy and Soil Structure (Explanatory Section and Self Study)
2 lectures 17:31

The description of the formation of soils and various minerals present in soils.  Kaolinite, Montmorillonite, and Illite minerals description.

Soil Formation and Clay Mineralogy
08:19

Types of Minerals, Kaolinite mineral, Illite mineral and montmorillonite mineral, Coarse Grained structure, Fine Grained Structure, Honey Comb structure, Flocculated structure and Dispersed Structure

Clay Mineralogy and Soil Structure
09:12
+ Shear Strength (Self Study)
3 lectures 37:46

The voice-over is not there in the video. Kindly go through this video and learn the basics of strength.

An overview on Shear Strength
13:37

The voice-over is not included in the video as it is a self-learning video.

NOTE: The excel sheets are provided and can be used for learning purposes. The excel sheets have copyright and can't be used other than educational purposes.

Brief on Shear Strength
24:09

Kindly go through the problems on shear strength. The solutions can be seen (Downloadable materials) after attempting numerical problems.

Problems on Shear Strength
00:00
+ Stability of Slopes (Self Study)
1 lecture 00:00

The voice-over on material is not there as it is self sufficient to get a brief on stability of slopes.

Stability of Slopes
00:00
+ Extra Resource (Self Learning)
4 lectures 12:25

The voice-over is not there in the video as it is a part of Bonus Lecture. Kindly go through this video and learn the overview of soil mechanics.

An Overview on Soil Mechanics
01:20

Kindly go through this video and learn the numerical problems-Permeability.

Permeability Calculations
01:35

Kindly go through this video and learn the basics of vertical stress due to applied loads.

Vertical Stress due to applied loads
02:02
Flow through soil and Effective Stress
07:28
+ Assignment on Soil Mechanics (Practice Section)
0 lectures 00:00
The assignment includes topic from Origin of soils, Three phase system, Soil Classification, Index properties of soil, Clay Mineralogy and Soil Compaction.,
Brief on Soil Mechanics
9 questions
The assignment comprise of 10 questions from soil mechanics (Origin and Definition of soils)
Origin and Definition of soils
10 questions
The assignment comprises of 10 questions on Classification of Soils.
Classification of Soils
10 questions
The assignment comprise of 10 questions on Soil Constituents and Particle Nature of Soils
Soil Constituents and Particle Nature of Soils
10 questions
The assignment comprises of 10 questions on Soil aggregate and Phase relations, Classification of Soils and Sieve Analysis.
Soil aggregate and Phase relations, Classification of Soils and Sieve Analysis
9 questions
The assignment comprise of 10 questions on Particle size analysis of fine-grained soils and Soil water Interaction
Particle size analysis of fine grained soils and Soil water Interaction
10 questions