1.361 | Fall 2004 | Graduate

Advanced Soil Mechanics

Lecture Notes

The following set of lecture notes cover every major topic discussed in class.

Part II-1 Soil Composition, Index Properties and Soil Classification (PDF - 1.6 MB)

Part II-2 Soil Structure and Environmental Effects (PDF)

Part III-1 Dry Soil: Stresses (PDF)

Part III-2 Stress-Strain-Strength Properties (PDF - 1.0 MB)

Part III-3 Lateral Earth Pressures and Retaining Walls (PDF)

Part III-4 Shallow Foundations on Sand: Bearing Capacity (PDF - 3.0 MB)

Part IV-1 Effective Stress Principle and Capillarity (PDF)

Part IV-2 One-Dimensional Flow (PDF)

Part IV-2A Two-Dimensional Flow (PDF)

Part IV-3 Coefficient of Permeability (PDF 1 of 2) (PDF 2 of 2 - 2.0 MB)

Part IV-4 Stress-Strain-Strength Behavior of Saturated Clays (PDF - 2.4 MB)

Part IV-5 Lateral Earth Pressures (PDF)

Part IV-6 Slope Stability (PDF)

Part IV-7 Bearing Capacity (PDF)

Part V-1 Introduction, Pore Pressure Parameters and Undrained Shear (PDF)

Part V-2 Consolidation and Secondary Compression (PDF)

Part V-3 Stability Evaluation: Cohesive Soils (PDF)

Part V-4 Estimation of Design su in Practice (PDF - 2.0 MB)

Part V-5 Settlement Analyses (PDF - 3.0 MB)

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2004