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Geotechnical Engineering II

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Stresses in subsoil due to loaded areas of various shapes, Boussinesq’s formula, Newmark’s chart, Lateral earth pressure, Rankine’s and Coulomb’ theories, Influence of surcharge, inclined backfill, water table and layering, Terzaghi’s bearing capacity theory for isolated footings, Local and general shear failure, Total and differential settlements, soil improvement techniques, combined footings, raft foundations, well foundation, Problems encountered in well sinking, Pile foundations, Bearing capacity of single pile static and dynamic formulae, Capacity of Pile groups, Machine foundation, Methods of vibration isolation, site investigation, Guidelines for choosing spacing and depth of borings, boring methods, Standard Penetration Test..


Students should be aware on basics of Geotechnical EngineeringI.

Course Staff

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Sowmya V Krishnankutty #1

M.Tech in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering #1

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