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Ground Improvement

By Prof. Dilip Kumar Baidya   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 445
Ground improvement is a very essential activity in geotechnical engineering when construction occurs in problematics soils and under difficult geotechnical conditions. The state of the practice for ground improvement technologies is ahead of theory. Most of the books on ground improvement focus on concept, application and case study and in a few books focus is on principles and design methods of ground improvement. This course will focus on both parts.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  :  B Tech/BE Final year and M Tech/ME students
PREREQUISITES  :  Final year B Tech/BE students with knowledge of Soil Mechanics and Foundation engineering, any ME/M tech students
Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Exam Date : 24 Oct 2021
Enrollment Ends : 02 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate



Course layout

Week-1: INTRODUCTION
Week-2: SHALLOW DENSIFICATION
Week-3: DEEP DYNAMIC COMPACTION
Week-4: RAPID IMPACT COMPACTION
Week-5: VIBROCOMPACTION
Week-6: DRAINAGE AND DEWATERING
Week-7: EXCAVATION AND REPLACEMENT
Week-8: PRELOADING AND VERTICAL DRAIN FOR DENSIFICATION
Week-9: GROUTING METHODS
Week-10: CHEMICAL STABILISATION
Week-11: SOIL NAILING AND GROUND ANCHORS
Week-12: USE OF GEOSYNTHETICS IN VARIOUS GROUND IMPROVEMENT PROBLEMS

Books and references

1. Engineering Principles of Ground Modifications by Manfred R. Hausmann 
2. Ground Improvement Techniques by P Purushothama Raj 
3. Principle and Practice of Ground Improvement by Jie Han

Instructor bio

Prof. Dilip Kumar Baidya

IIT Kharagpur
Presently Professor in Civil Engineering at IIT Kharagpur, graduated in Civil Engineering in 1987 from Bengal Engineering College Sibpur and obtained ME and Ph D from IISc Bangalore in the year 1989 and 93, respectively. Have 25 years of experience in teaching and research and guided more than 25 M Tech dissertations and 7 Ph D theses on Geotechnical Engineering. Published more than 100 papers in National/international journals and conferences out of which 3 papers received best paper award. Visited different countries for presenting papers in the international conferences and served 2 years as Faculty members in the University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. Besides teaching and research, provided consultancy services to various industrial problems. Held several administrative positions at IIT Kharagpur which includes responsible position like Vice Chairman/Chairman JEE for IIT Kharagpur zone, Prof In-charge Examination etc.Fellow of Indian Geotechnical Society and member of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Elected member of Executive committee of IGS for 2017-18.

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: 24 October 2021 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 Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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