Civil Engineering : The origin and formation of soils. Soil classification systems and phase composition in soils. Stress states in geotechnical materials. Total stresses, pore fluid pressures and effective stresses. Terzaghiâ€™s concept of effective stresses. Time-dependent influences of pore pressure development during loading. Water flow in porous media. Darcyâ€™s law. Laboratory and field measurement of hydraulic conductivity. Hydraulic conductivity of soil composites. Deformation of geomaterials. Elastic deformations and consolidation behaviour. Failure of soils. The Mohr-Coulomb criterion. Stress paths. Dilatancy, Taylorâ€™s interpretation of stress dilatancy and applications.
Terms: Fall 2016
Instructors: Patrick A P S Selvadurai (Fall)
Prerequisite: CIVE 207