# CSVTU, B.E. V Semester, CIVIL Engineering, Geotech Engineering-I Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: 5th  Branch: Civil Engineering

Subject: Geotech Engineering-I Code: 320513 (20)

Unit 1 INTRODUCTION

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering; Unique nature of soil; Soil formation and soil types, inter

relationship of soil, soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, aim and scope of soil mechanics.

Index Properties of Soil

Basic definitions; phase relations; physical and engineering properties of soil, soil grain and properties

coarse and fine grained soils, Stoke’s law, method of fine grained analysis.

Unit 2 SOIL CLASSIFICATION AND EFFECTIVE STRESS

Indian standard soil classification system, Purpose of soil Classification, Different System of soil

Classification, Field Identification, Principal of Effective Stress and Related Phenomena, Types of soil

moisture, principal of effective stress; capillarity; seepage force and quicksand condition;

Unit 3 COMPACTION, PERMEABILITY AND SEEPAGE ANALYSIS OF SOIL

Clay mineralogy, soil structure, compaction theory, laboratory compaction tests, method of

compaction control, permeability, one dimensional flow, permeability of soil, Darcy’s law, laboratory

methods of determination, pumping out tests for field determination of permeability, seepage through

soils, two-dimension flow problems, confined flow and unconfined flow, flow ness and their

characteristics, exit gradient and failure due to piping, criteria for design of filters.

Unit 4 STRESSES DUE TO APPLIED LOADS AND CONSOLIDATION

Stresses due to applied Loads, Boussinesq equation of vertical pressure under concentrated loads,

compressibility, effects of soil type, stress history and effective stress on compressibility,

consolidation, factors affecting consolidation and compressibility parameters. normally consolidated

and over consolidated soils, different forms of primary consolidation equation – transient flow

condition, Terzaghi theory of one-dimensional consolidation and time rate of consolidation.

Unit 5 Shear Strength and Soil Exploration

Introduction, stress at a point and Mohr’s stress circle; Mohr-Columb Failure criterion: Laboratory tests

for shear strength determination; shear strength parameters; UU, CU and CD tests and their

relevance to field problems; Shear strength characteristics of normally consolidated and

reconsolidated clays; Shear strength Characteristics of sands, Soil Exploration, Various Method of

field Exploration, Undisturbed Soil Sampling equipments and Field test (Static & Dynamic Penetration

Test, PLT), cyclic plate load test and modern electronic test of site characterisation.

Name of Text Books:

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – B.C. Punmia (Laxmi Publication)

Soil Engineering in Theory and Practice (Vol-II) – Alam Singh (Asia Publishing House, New Delhi)

Name of Reference Books:

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – S.N. Murthy (Dhanpat Rai Publications)

Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics – Gopal Ranjan & Rao A.S.R. (New Age International, New

Delhi,1998)

Design Aids in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – S.R. Kaniraj (Tata McGraw Hill, New

Delhi)

Geotechnical Engineering Principles and Practice – Donald P. Coduto (Prentice Hall of India, New

Delhi)

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – Garg S.K. (Khanna Publishers)