Soil Mechanics Lab (CV267)

Course Name: 

Soil Mechanics Lab






Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 



Identification of soils, Index properties of soils, Soil permeability, Light compaction test, Coefficient of
consolidation, Direct shear test, Unconfined comp. Test, Triaxial comp. Test and Vane shear test, CBR test.

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 constructions.


T.W.Lambe, Soil Testing for Engineers, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York. SP36 Part 1 and Part 2 (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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