About Course
This Advanced Soil Mechanics course intends to bridge the basic soil mechanics concepts with advanced topics related to stresses and soil strength.
In the process, it will help to reinforce the understanding gained during undergraduate learning. It would help to alleviate any misconceptions related to the stressstrain response and strength behavior of soils. Not all the concepts explained in this course are advanced, but attempts to add clarity to the knowledge gained at the undergraduate level. This course is ideal for the orientation of geotechnical engineering postgraduate students and final year undergraduate students to the higher realms of geomechanical characteristics of soils. The course will help appreciate the basic concepts of continuum mechanics, which is a prerequisite for research in geomechanics. Even though the name is advanced, it is introductory in nature when it deals with advanced topics. It may be noted that this course does not deal with the other soil characteristics, namely flow characteristics and compressibility.
Advanced Soil Mechanics INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate students in Civil Engineering, Postgraduate and Ph. D. students in geotechnical engineering
Course Content
Advanced Soil Mechanics

CE 531 Mod 1.1.1: Soil Phases and State Variable
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CE 531 Mod 4.1b Hydraulic conductivity part 2
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CE 531 Mod 4.3 LaPlace Eq and 2D flow
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CE 531 Mod 4.4a Finite Difference Formulation
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CE 531 Mod 4.4b Excel FD solution
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CE 531 Mod 4.4c FE example
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CE 531 Mod 5.1.1 Settlment Intro
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CE 531 Mod 5.1.2 Settlment Modulus Methods
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CE 531 Mod 5.2: Settlement e log p methods
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CE 531 Mod 5.3 Time rate of settlement
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CE 531 Mod 5.4 Lab Consolidation Testing
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CE 531 Mod 5.5 Secondary Compression
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CE 531 Mod 5.6 Radial Drainage
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CE 531 Mod 5.7 Settlement Monitoring
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CE 531 Mod 5.7 Settlement Monitoring P2
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CE 531 Mod 4.1a Hydraulic conductivity, p1
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CE 531 Mod 3.3 Effective Stress
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CE 531 Mod 1.1.3: Stress Definitions
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CE 531 Mod 1.1.4: Strain Definitions
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CE 531 Mod 1.2.1: Stress Transforms
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CE 531 Mod 1.2.2: Mohr Circle
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CE 531 Mod 1.2.3: Stress invariants
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CE 531 Mod 1.3.1: Elastic Theory
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CE 531 Mod 1.3.2: StressStrain Relationships for Soils
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CE 531 Mod 1.3.3: Janbu’s Tangent Modulus Method
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CE 531 Mod 1.4: Elastic Solutions for Stress Distribution
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CE 531 Mod 2.1.1: Clay Mineralogy
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CE 531 Mod 2.1.2: ClayWater Interaction
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CE 531 Mod 2.2: Coarse grained soil structure
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CE 531 Mod 3.1Capillarity SWCC
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CE 531 Mod 3.2 Shrink Swell
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CE 531 Mod 5.8 Time Stress interrelationship
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