Stresses and Pore Pressure in Soils – Solved Problems
What you'll learn
- How to calculate total stresses in soils
- How to calculate pore pressure in soils
- How to calculate effective stresses in soils
- How to solve problems involving changes in water level elevation
- How to calculate stress change within soils due to external loads
- Basic properties of soils
This course suits students of civil engineering disciplines studying the subject of stresses and pore pressure in soils.
The course presents a step-by-step solution to ten problems on the subject of stresses and pore pressure in soils. The problems covered are similar to those you can find in an assignment or exam. They cover the concepts you can come across in any problem on the subject. The knowledge you will gain from this series will help you tackle other problems of various degrees of difficulty. You need to have studied the theory first before watching the videos, since the course focuses on problem-solving only.
The problems cover the basics of the concept of stresses in soils, which you will also need to solve consolidation and shear strength problems. You will learn how to determine the total stress, pore pressure and effective stress within a soil element as well as the change in stresses within a soil due to external loading. Please watch the review video to get an idea about the course. The problems covered were selected from various textbooks, university assignments, and final exams. The degree of difficulties varies to ensure broad coverage of the subject.
Learning how to calculate the stresses will help you solve other problems on the subject of consolidation and shear strength.
Moreover, you can watch my other videos on consolidation and shear strength of soils (Udemy).
Who this course is for:
- This course is for civil engineering students who are familiar with the theory and read the lectures but need to sharpen their problem solving skills.
Mostafa is a geotechnical engineer and academic with more than 25 years of industrial and research experience. His academic qualifications include Masters and PhD degrees in geotechnical engineering.
Among many positions he held, Mostafa taught for the University of Western Australia in Perth as an Associate Professor.
Mostafa ‘s industrial experience includes senior positions with Advanced Geomechanics in Perth (now Fugro) where he worked as a Principal Geotechnical Engineer for numerous offshore projects.
Mostafa worked as an Associate with Arup and undertook the role of the Geotechnical Numerical Lead for the Australasia region, where he was extensively involved in a variety of challenging projects, including design and analysis of deep excavations, tunneling, pile foundations, retaining structures in difficult soils and offshore foundations.
Mostafa's expertise includes strong numerical modeling using PLAXIS and ABAQUS, among many other software applications.