EASC 323:Soil Mechanics


Soil classification; Practical importance of index properties; Principal types of soils; Size and shape of soil particles; Properties of very fine soil fractions; Mechanical analysis of soils: Bulk density; Unit weight; Atterberg limits:-Liquid limit; Plastic limit; Plasticity index; Liquidity index; Shrinkage limit; Sensitivity; Phase relationships. Clay-Silt-Sand-Gravel-Loess- Peat-Fills-Soil Admixtures. Total and effective stresses; Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion; Shear strength tests; Shear strength of sands; Shear strength of saturated clays; Shear strength of partially-saturated soils; Residual strength. Laboratory Work.