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.
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.
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.
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
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
The exam is optional for a fee.
Date of Exam: April 27th 2019 (Saturday).
Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 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.
Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 8 out of 12 assignments
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. 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.