Prof. Charles Ladd
Dr. Lucy C. Jen
1.361 / 1.032 / 1.366
Undergraduate / Graduate
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