CSVTU, B.E. VI Semester, CIVIL Engineering,Geotech Engineering-IISyllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: 6th  Branch: Civil Engineering

Subject: Geotech Engineering-II Code: 320612 (20)

Unit 1 STABILITY OF SLOPES

Embankment slopes, examples of embankment, road and earth dams, stability analysis for finite and

infinite slopes concept of factor of safety, friction circle method, method of slices, Bishop’s simplified

method, limiting values of factor of safety; critical conditions for the stability of earth dams.

Unit 2 Earth Pressure

Earth Pressure at rest, active and passive earth pressure, computations using Rankine’s and

Coloumb’s earth pressure theories, Rabhann’s and Culamaan’s graphical method, additional earth

pressure due to surcharge and earthquake loading.

Unit 3 SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS AND SETTLEMENTS

Common types of foundations with examples, brief illustration of situations where each one of them is

adopted, basis for design, review of major soil parameters used in proportioning of shallow

foundations, types and their selection bearing capacity, various method of determination of bearing

capacity, computation of bearing capacity in cohesion less and cohesive soils, effect of various factors

on bearing capacity, use of field test data, limits of settlement, differential and permissible settlement

of footing, rafts on sand using penetration and load test data, estimation of settlement of footing for

rigid and flexible, proportioning of footings.

Unit 4 WELL AND PILE FOUNDATIONS

Various types of caissons Situations where adopted, elements of wells, types, method of construction,

tilt and shift, remedial measures, bearing capacity and settlement, Terzaghi’s lateral stability analysis,

Pile Foundation, their types, criteria of selection of piles, outline of steps involved in proportioning,

bearing capacity and settlement of single and group of piles, design of pile groups and settlement of

pile group in clay, negative skin friction.

Unit 5 MACHINE FOUNDATION, CONTAMINATED AND EXPANSIVE SOIL

Introduction of machine foundation, types of machines and their foundations, Design criteria, Field

methods of determining design Parameters, block vibration test, response of block foundations under

vertical vibrations, I.S. code recommendations and foundation on expansive soil, identification of

expansive soil, contaminated soil, problems associated with contaminated and expansive soil, design

consideration of foundation on expansive soil, CNS soils.

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:

Basic and applied Soil Mechanics (Revised Edition) – Gopal Rajan and Rao A.S.R. (New Age, New

Delhi. 1998)

Foundation Engineering (2

nd

Edition) – Peck,R.B., Hanson (W.E. and Thornburn. W.H. Johan Wiley,

New York 1976)

 

Foundation design and Construction (5

 

 

th

Edition) – Tomlinson, M.J. (ELBS, Singpore. 1988)

Foundation Analysis and Designing – J.E. Bowles (McGraw Hill, New Delhi)

 

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

 

1981)

 

Physical Methods of Soil Characterisation – J. Behari (Narosa Publishing Hall, New Delhi)

 

 

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