Geology and Soil Mechanics

Start Date
30/07/2017

End Date
07/10/2017

Enrollment End Date
07/10/2017

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P Ghosh
IIT Madras
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Course Language
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Course Category
Engineering
Learning Path
Post graduate
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Overview

The course prepares the student to be able to make effective learning of basic soil mechanics. The course should have the pre-requisite of mechanics of solids/strength of materials course.

 

INTENDED AUDIENCE

UG/PG of BTech/BE

 

PRE_REQUISITES

Mechanics of solids/Strength of materials

 

INDUSTRIES THAT WILL VALUE THIS

Civil construction companies, PWD, PHE, Irrigation etc.

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1 - Description of soil, engineering geology of soils and their formation, clay mineralogy

Week 2 - Index properties of soil 

Week 3 - Classification of soils 

Week 4 - Soil compaction

Week 5 - Permeability in soil & Seepage in soil and flow net construction

Week 6 - Seepage in soil and flow net construction 

Week 7 - In-situ stresses & criteria for filter design

Week 8 - Effective stress principle & soil-water systems: capillarity

Week 9 - Fundamental of consolidation 

Week 10 - Fundamental of consolidation & Shear strength of soil 

Week 11 - Shear strength of soil

Week 12 - Stress in soil (Boussiensq, Westergaard theories) & Earth pressure theories

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Faculty

P Ghosh


Dr. Priyanka Ghosh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur. After completion of PhD from IISc, Bangalore in 2005, he served as faculty member at BITS, Pilani, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur. His primary research focus is in Computational Geomechanics and in particular, analysis of foundations, ground anchors, retaining structures, vibration isolation and geopolymers. He is the recipient of several awards like “IEI Young Engineers Award” by The Institute of Engineers (India), “Outstanding Young Investigator Award” by International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), USA, “Scholarship for Young Indian Researchers” by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, “Indo-US Research Fellowship” by Indo-US S&T Forum, “Class of 1982 Research Fellowship” by IIT Kanpur etc. He has published several research papers in various international journals and conferences. He has guided several post graduate students for their thesis work and taught different courses in various capacities. He has completed a number of sponsored research projects funded by different government organization such as Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), India; Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Indian Railway, India etc.

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