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Geotechnical Engineering- 1

By Prof. D. N. Singh   |   IIT Bombay
Geotechnical Engineering-1 deals with the fundamental aspects of soils starting from their origin to various engineering applications. The course discusses the basic classification, characterization, hydraulic and mechanical properties of soils in depth. The expected outcome of the course is to make the students familiarize with soil and to showcase its behavior during various engineering applications such as foundation, retaining wall etc.


INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Civil Engineering
PREREQUISITES : Engineering Geology
INDUSTRY SUPPORT   : All companies that deals with the Civil infrastructure development

Learners enrolled: 6834

SUMMARY

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 26 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1   : Origin of Soils and Rocks, Rock cycle
    Week 2   : Basic relationships, Index properties of aggregates
    Week 3   : Soil structure, Soil classification
    Week 4   : Soil compaction
    Week 5   : Soil-water Statics
    Week 6   : Flow through soils, Quick sand condition
    Week 7   : Permeability and methods for its determination
    Week 8   : Flow-nets, Stresses in soil from surface loads
    Week 9   : Boussinesq theory
    Week 10 : New marks chart, Contact pressures
    Week 11 : Consolidation of soils
    Week 12 : Settlement of compressible soil layers

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Craig’s Soil Mechanics by J. A. Knappett and R. F. Craig
    2. An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering by Robert T. Holtz, William D. Kovacs, and Thomas C. Sheahan
    3. Soil Mechanics by T. William Lambe and Robert V. Whitman
    4. Fundamentals of Soil Behavior by James K. Mitchell and Kenichi Soga
    5. Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics by Gopal Ranjan and A. S. R. Rao
    6. Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice by Karl Terzaghi, Ralph B. Peck and Gholamreza Mesri
    7. A Guide to Soil Mechanics by Malcolm Boltan
    8. Advanced Soil Mechanics by Braja M. Das
    9. Textbook of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering Series by V. N. S. Murthy

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. D. N. Singh

    IIT Bombay
    Prof. Devendra Narain Singh is an Institute Chair Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He obtained his bachelors, masters and Ph. D degrees from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. His research focuses are geomaterial characterization, contaminant- geomaterial interaction, sensors for soil moisture measurement, modelling of heat migration through soils, utilization of industrial by-products, municipal solid waste management and other fields associated with Environmental Geotechnics since 1994. He guided 36 Ph. Ds and 35 Master students and several are on-going. He is the editor-in-chief for the journal Environmental Geotechnics, ICE (UK)

    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:
    26th 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 Bombay. 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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