Basics of Soil Mechanics, Part I
Updated on Sep, 2023
Language - English
This course will give a quick Introduction to Soil Mechanics it will introduce such chapters as soil classification, soil compaction, settlement, consolidation, stresses in soils and earth pressure. It is required for the design of geotechnical structures which are in direct contact or hidden in the Soil. It will be very useful for second year Civil Engineering students and Architectural students.
What will you learn in this course:
The main objective of this Course is to give a quick Introduction to Soil Mechanics. After having passed this course, the students will be ready to take on Foundations Engineering or Geotechnical engineering course. Students will become familiar with soil behavior under different loads, settlement of the soil and how soils are consolidated.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
First year courses in Civil Engineering.
Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course
- Introduction 01:49 01:49
- An-Introduction-update 02:23 02:23
Chapter 1: Introduction and definitions
Chapter 2: Soil classification and properties
Chapter 3 : Soil Compaction
Chapter 4 : Settlement of soils
Chapter 5 : Consolidation of soils
Chapter 6 : Stresses in soils
Chapter 7 : Lateral Earth Pressure
Chapter 8 : Shear Strength of soils
I am a Civil Structural Engineer with a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from SDSU SD USA, 4 Professional Engineer licenses in Canada and over 20 years of exposure to Civil Engineering from Canada, USA and Egypt. Currently, and since April 2015, I have been working with a consultant from Klamath Falls OR USA as a Licensed Engineer II. I have reviewed and approved/ stamped many Canadian projects since then. I have taught in 2 Engineering colleges in BC, Canada.
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