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					Technical College / Mosul
Department : Building & Construction Technology Engineering

Subject : Soil Mechanics
Class : Third year
Hours : 2hrs ( Theoretical ) , 3hrs ( Practical )

Objectives :
The student should have the kinds of soil , formation , classification ,
properties , stresses , water flowing inside the soil , mechanism of soil
behavior in construction engineering including laboratories & field
tests needed .

     Week                       Theoretical Syllabus
      1          Soil formation , Their deposits , Types of soil.
                 Formation by rock erosion , Residual & transported
       2         soils , Organic soils , Types of rocks sedimentary
                 igneous & metamorphic rocks .
       3         Geotechnical properties .
                 Formation of natural sedimentation , Grain size
    4&5&6        distribution , Clay minerals , Soil classification ,
                 Weight – volume relationship , Soil compaction .
     7&8         Hydraulic properties , Permeability field & LAB .
                 Continuous flow , One & two dimensional ( Flow ,
  9&10&11
                 Flow net , Piping or boiling ).
  12&13&14       Principles of effective stress , Total stress , Effective
                 stress , Pore water pressure .
    15&16        Distribution of external stresses .
                 Consolidation theory & settlement , Terzaghi theory
  17&18&19
                 & assumptions , Consolidation test , Consolidation
   &20&21
                 analysis .
                 Shear strength of soil , Mohr-Coulomb theory ,
  22&23&24
                 Laboratory tests , Direct shear test , Tri-axial test ,
   &25&26
                 Coefficient of pore water pressure .
    27&28        Collapse soil & swelling soil .
    29&30        Lateral earth pressure .

References :
1- Soil Mechanics / T. William Lambe & Robert V. Whitman
2- Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice / Karl Terzaghi & Ralph
   B.Pech
3- Soil Testing for Engineers / T. William Lambe

				
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