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Syllabus | B.Tech Civil Engineering | Soil Mechanics Laboratory | 13010410

Course

Code

Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Learning Schedule
L T P C
13010410 Pre-requisites: Engg. Mechanics 0 0 2 1

 COURSE DESCRIPTION

To make the students understand the concept of soil mechanics by actual laboratory tests on weight volume relations, classification of soil, permeability, compaction of soil, relative density, effect of water and air within the soil mass. The most important parameters of soil which affects the shear strength of soil are its cohesion and friction angles. These parameters can be determined by students in the laboratory. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. To teach the methodology for conducting different tests on soil for civil engineering project.
  2. To give capability to the students to arrive at safe bearing capacity of soil for foundation design.
  3. To understand the concept of compaction of soils. 

COURSE OUTCOMES

On completion of this course, the students will be able to

  1. Give an engineering classification of a given soil.
  2. Understand the principle of effective stress, and to calculate stresses that influence soil behavior.
  3. Determine soil deformation parameters, based on results of Tri- axial test.

 

LIST OF EXPERIMENT

  1. Sieve Analysis
  2. Hydrometer Analysis
  3. Liquid & Plastic Limit Tests
  4. Shrinkage Limit Test
  5. Relative Density
  6. In Situ Density – Core cutter & Sand Replacement
  7. Permeability Test
  8. Direct Shear Test

References

  1. K.R.Arora, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Standard Publishers Distributors, Delhi.
  2. Arun Kr. Jain, B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kr. Jain, Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Laxmi Publications.
  3. Lab manual