Soil Mechanics Lab (CE2321)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

Basic Soil Mechanics, Whitlow R., Latest Edition

Reference Book(s)

Geotechnical Engineering, Donald P. Coduto

Course Objectives

1. Have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to understand the measurement techniques and equipment used in soil mechanics and foundation engineering. 2. To enable students to understand theory and practice of soil mechanics. 3. To enable students to solve soil related problems. 4. To develop skills to use modern soil mechanics equipments.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1            Gain the ability to identify the natural processes occurring on surface of earth.

CLO:2            Gain a basic understanding of fundamentals of soil behavior and soil classification systems.

CLO:3            Gain the ability to solve a range of soil related problems, especially those involving water flow and soil settlement.

CLO:4            Gain the ability to use modern soil mechanics equipment and soil investigation procedures.

Course Contents

Grain size analysis.

Specific gravity determination.

Water content determination.

Atterberg limits (liquid limit and plastic limit).

Moisture density relation (compaction/proctor test).

In situ density of soil.

Density by sand replacement method.

Permeability (hydraulic conductivity) test.

Constant head method.

Relative density determination.

Direct shear test.

Unconfined compression (UC) test.

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

Mapping of CLOs to Lab Practicals of Soil Mechanics

Lab Practicals

CLOs

CLO-1

(Natural Processes on Earth’s Surface)

CLO-2

(Soil Classification Systems)

CLO-3

 (Solution of Soil

Problems)

CLO-4

 (Equipment Usage)

Grain size analysis

     

Specific gravity determination

     

Water content determination

 

   

Atterberg limits (liquid limit and plastic limit)

 

   

Moisture density relation (compaction/proctor test)

 

   

In situ density of soil

   

Density by sand replacement method

   

Permeability (hydraulic conductivity) test

   

Constant head method

   

Relative density determination

 

 

Direct shear test

       

Unconfined Compression Test

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

                          CLOs

 

Assessment

 Modules

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

CLO:4

Assignments (20-25%)

 

Quizzes (15-20%)

 

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

 

Final Exam (40-45%)