# Soil Mechanics Lab (CE2321)

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##### 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.

## 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%) √ √ √ √