Advanced Soil Mechanics

A cross-section drawing of a soil sample.

A soil profile. (Image courtesy of the USDA.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

1.361 / 1.032 / 1.366

As Taught In

Fall 2004

Level

Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This class presents the application of principles of soil mechanics. It considers the following topics: the origin and nature of soils; soil classification; the effective stress principle; hydraulic conductivity and seepage; stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesionless and cohesive soils and application to lateral earth stresses; bearing capacity and slope stability; consolidation theory and settlement analysis; and laboratory and field methods for evaluation of soil properties in design practice.

Ladd, Charles, and Lucy Jen. 1.361 Advanced Soil Mechanics, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/civil-and-environmental-engineering/1-361-advanced-soil-mechanics-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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