IIT Kanpur Syllabus for Civil Engineering
CE 451: Application of Geotechnical Engineering
Course content: Earth and Earth Retaining Structures: Slope stability analysis, flexible and rigid retaining wall, gravity, cantilever, counter fort, reinforced earth, etc., design and check for stability. Introduction to Ground Improvement Techniques: methods for difficult or problematic ground conditions soft soils, loose sands, expansive or collapsible soils, etc., preloading, vertical drains, stone columns, heavy tamping, grouting, etc, Machine foundation and design
Suggested text and reference material:
(i) Das BM., Principles of Geotechnical Engineering., 2007, Thomson, India.
(ii) Das BM., Advanced Soil Mechanics., 2008, Taylor and Francis, New York, USA.
(iii) Bowles JE., Foundation Analysis and Design., 1997, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Singapore.