Soil Mechanics (CV252)

Course Name: 

Soil Mechanics (CV252)






Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 



Soil formation, Three-phase system, Index properties of soils, Soil classification, Hydraulics of soils, Stress distribution in soils, Soil compaction, One dimensional consolidation, Effective stress and pore water pressure, Shear strength of soils.

Course Outcomes:
1. Understand the basic principles of soil mechanics and apply them to real field problems.
2. Determine soil grain proficiency for evaluation of index properties.
3. Evaluate engineering properties of soils and classify different types of soils.
4.Determine the shear strength and bearing capacity of soils which will be useful in designing a foundation system for civil engineering construcions.


1) T.W.Lambe and R.V.Whitman, Soil Mechanics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York. 2) V.N.S.Murthy, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Dhanpat Roy and Sons, New-Delhi. Relevant IS Codes (Latest editions).


Civil Engineering

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Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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