AI3301 Syllabus - Principles Of Soil Science And Engineering - 2021 Regulation Anna University

AI3301 Syllabus - Principles Of Soil Science And Engineering - 2021 Regulation Anna University

AI3301

PRINCIPLES OF SOIL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

 LTPC

3003

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
• To expose the students to the fundamental knowledge on Soil physical parameters, Permeability – Compaction, Bearing Capacity and types and methods of soil survey and interpretative groupings

UNIT I

INTRODUCTION AND SOIL PHYSICS

9

Soil - definition - major components –Soil forming minerals and processes - soil profile -Physical properties - texture – density-porosity-consistence-colour-specific gravity - capillary and noncapillary -plasticity. Soil air - soil temperature - soil water - classification of soil water- Movement soil water. Soil colloids – organic and inorganic matter-Ion exchange- pH – Plant nutrient availability

UNIT II

SOIL CLASSIFICATION AND SURVEY

9

Soil taxonomy – Soils of Tamil Nadu and India. Soil survey - types and methods of soil survey – Field mapping- mapping units - base maps -preparation of survey reports - concepts and uses - Land Capability Classes and subclasses - soil suitability -Problem soils – Reclamation


UNIT III

PHASE RELATIONSHIP AND SOIL COMPACTION

9

Phase relations- Gradation analysis- Atterberg Limits and Indices- Engineering Classification of soil – Soil compaction- factors affecting compaction- field and laboratory methods

UNIT IV

ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF SOIL

9

Shear strength of cohesive and cohesionless - Mohr-Coulomb failure theory- Measurement of shear strength, direct shear, Triaxial and vane shear test- -Permeability- Coefficient of Permeability-Darcy’s law-field and lab methods - Assessment of seepage - Compressibility

UNIT V

BEARING CAPACITY AND SLOPE STABILITY

9

Bearing capacity of soils - Factors affecting Bearing Capacity- Shallow foundations-Terzaghi‟s formula- BIS standards - Slope Stability-Analysis of infinite and finite slopes- friction circle methodslope protection measures.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOMES: On completion of the course, the student is expected to
1. Understand the fundamental knowledge of soil physical parameters.
2. Perform soil survey and classify soil based on its characteristics
3. Explain the phase relationship and soil compaction.
4. Analyze Engineering properties of soil 5. Understand Concepts of bearing capacity and slope stability

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Nyle C. Brady, “The Nature and Properties of Soil”, Macmillan Publishing Company, 10th Edition, New York, 2008.
2. Punmia, B.C., “Soil Mechanics and Foundation “Laxmi Publishers, New Delhi, 2007.

REFERENCES:
1. Edward J. Plaster., “Soil Science”, Cengage Learning India Ltd, New Delhi, 2009.
2. Arora, K.R. “Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering”, Standard Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2007.
3. Murthy, V.N.S. “Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering”, UBS Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2007.
4. Sehgal, S.B., “Text Book of Soil Mechanics”, CBS Publishers and Distributors New Delhi, 2007.

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