# VNIT Nagpur Civil Engineering Syllabus PART I

Text Book

( Max. 2)

Title

Soil Engineering in Theory & Practice;,

Author

Alam Singh

Publisher

Asia Publishing House

Edition

1975

Title

Geotechnical Engineering,

Author

S. K. Gulhati & Manoj Dutta:

Publisher

Tata McGraw-Hill,

Edition

2005.

Reference Books

Title

Basic & Applied Soil Mechanics

Author

Gopal Ranjan & A.S. RAO

Publisher

New Age International Ltd,

Edition

2004.

Title

Geotechnical Engineering

Author

C. Venkatramaiah

Publisher

New Age Ltd.,

Edition

2006

Title

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.

Author

Arora K.R.

Publisher

Standard Publishers Distributors, Delhi,

Edition

1989 & later

Title

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.

Author

Garg S.K.

Publisher

Khanna Publishers, Delhi,

Edition

1998.

Title

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.

Author

Punrnia B.C.

Publisher

Laxmi Publication Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi,

Edition

2005

Content

1. Introduction : Formation of soil, residual & transported soils, soil,

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generally used in practice such as sand, gravel, organic silt, clay, Bentonite, black cotton soil etc.

2. Phases of Soil: Various soil weight & volume inter-relationship. Density index. methods of determination of in situ density. Physical & Index Properties of soil- concept & methods determination. Water content, specific gravity, sieve analysis, particle size distribution curve, sedimentation analysis, Differential and free-swell value.Consistency of Soil – Atterberg’s limits, determination, Soil structures and clay minerals.

3. Classification of Soil: Criteria of classification, particle size classification, Textural classification, Unified & I.S. classification system, Field identification of Expansive soils their identification and related problems.

4 Permeability & Seepage: Darcy’s law & its validity, Discharge & seepage velocity, factors affecting permeability, Determination of coefficients of permeability by laboratory and field methods, permeability of stratified soil. Seepage pressure, quick condition, flow-nets, Laplace’s equation, methods to draw flow-nets, their characteristics & uses of flow-nets, Preliminary problems of discharge estimation of homogeneous soils. Effective, Neural and total stresses in Soil mass.

5. Stress Distribution: Stress distribution in soil mass, Boussinesque’s, Theory point & uniformly loaded rectangular & circular areas, Newmark’s charts.

6. Consolidation: Compression of laterally confined soil, Terzaghie’s 1-D consolidation theory (formation of differential equation only) determination of coefficient of consolidation, degree of consolidation. Determination of pre-consolidation pressure, settlement, rate of settlement.

7. Compaction: Mechanics of compaction factors affecting compaction, standard & modified compaction tests, OMC, Field compaction equipment, quality control. P.I. Concept of blending.

8. Shear Strength: Introduction, Mohr’s diagram, Mohr-Coloumb’s theory, Measurement of shear strength by direct shear test, tri-axial test, unconfined compression test, vane shear test, sensitivity.

9. Shear Strength: Introduction, Mohr’s diagram, Mohr-Coloumb’s theory, Measurement of shear strength by direct shear test, tri-axial test, unconfined compression test, vane shear test, sensitivity.