Basic Geomechanics (GT700)

Course Name: 

Basic Geomechanics (GT700)

Programme: 

M.Tech (Geotechnical Engineering)

Semester: 

First

Category: 

Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (3-1-0)

Content: 

Concepts of failure and yield in soil, Failure theories, Effective stresses in soils, Microstructural considerations, Stress-path concepts and their applications. Shear Strength of soils and rocks, Mohr-Coulomb strength theory, Shear strength tests, Stress-deformation characteristics. Critical state concepts and their application, constitutive relationships. Deformation analysis, components of settlement, permissible settlements, consolidation settlements. Flow through soils

References: 

1. Mitchell, J.K. Principles of Soil Behavior, John Wiley 2. Lambe, T.W. and Whitman, R.V. Soil Mechanics, Wiley Eastern

Department: 

Civil Engineering
 

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Dr. Varghese George, Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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