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Swayam Central

Geosynthetics And Reinforced Soil Structures

By Prof. K.Rajagopal   |   IIT Madras
This course will dealt with the geosynthetics as construction materials in civil engineering projects. It will introduce the concept of geosynthetics, their manufacture and their behavior and their applications in different civil engineering designs. The support for the course will be in the form of pre-recorded videos, power point slides and supplementary reading materials given every week.



INTENDED AUDIENCE : Two basic courses in geotechnical engineering at UG level that covers fundamentals of soil mechanics and designs of retaining walls, slope stability analysis and foundations is the required background for this course.
PREREQUISITES : NIL
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : NIL

Learners enrolled: 348

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Introduction to Geosynthetics    
    Types of geosynthetics and their applications    
    Manufacture of geosynthetics
    Week 2: Strength of reinforced soils
    Testing of Geosynthetics
    Week 3: Different Types of Soil Retaining Structures    
    Construction Aspects of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls    
    Design Codes for Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls
    Week 4: External Stability Analysis of Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls    
    Seismic Loads and Internal Stability Analysis of Reinforced Soil Walls    
    Testing Requirements for Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls
    Week 5: Design of Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls – simple geometry    
    Design of reinforced soil retaining walls – sloped backfill soil    
    Design of reinforced soil retaining walls supporting a bridge abutment
    Week 6 : Stability analysis of soil slopes – infinite and finite slopes    
    Stability analysis of reinforced soil slopes resting on soft foundation soils    
    Stability analysis of reinforced soil slopes resting on strong foundation soil
    Week 7: Stability analysis of reinforced soil slopes – bilinear wedge analysis    
    Design of Embankments supported on Load Transfer Platforms
    Week 8: Reinforced soil for supporting shallow foundations 
    Week 9: Accelerated consolidation of soft clays using geosynthetics    
    Geosynthetic encased stone columns for load support
    Week-10: Drainage application of geosynthetics    
     Filtration Applications of Geosynthetics
    Week 11:  Erosion control using geosynthetics    
     Natural geosynthetics and their applications
    Week-12: Geosynthetics for construction of municipal and hazardous waste landfills

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

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    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. K.Rajagopal

    IIT Madras
    Dr. K. Rajagopal :Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. He has more than 25 years of experience with teaching and research in geosynthetics and reinforced soil structures.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 25th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments
     given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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