King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

CE 353-01

Geotechnical Engineering I

First Semester 2003-2004  (031)

 

SMW  11-11:50

                                                                       19-401

 

Instructor:  Dr. Naser A. Al-Shayea                                                                 Office: 16-134

                                                                                                                        Phone:  2480

Text:   Geotechnical Engineering & Soil Testing

By  :    Al-Khafaji & Andersland, 1992.

 

Course Description:  Undergraduate Bulletin (2001-2003), p. 282

 

CE 353  Geotechnical Engineering I                                                             (3-3-4)

 

Soil formation and identification; index and classification properties of soils; clay minerals; soil compaction; capillarity, swelling, shrinkage and effective stresses; flow of water in soils; compressibility and consolidation; stress in soils; shear strength of cohesive and cohesionless soils; introduction to lateral earth pressure and shallow foundation.

 

Prerequisite:  CE 203

Co-requisite:  CE 230

 

 

Grade Distribution:

 

            20% Laboratory

            15% First Major Exam

            20% Second Major Exam       

            10% Homework

              5% Attendance

            30% Final Exam                      

            100% Total

 

REMARKS

 

1.      Homeworks should be submitted on time.

2.      9 Unexcused absences will result in DN-grade.

3.      ˝ points for each absence upto (-4).

 


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COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Subject                                                                                    Chapter           Section

 

Introduction                                                                            1                      All

            Scope of the Course

            Definitions

            Soil Composition

            Clay Minerals                                                              

            Soil Formation and Identification                                  

            Nature and Behavior of Soil Materials

 

Index and Classification Properties of Soils             3                      All

            Introduction

            Water in Soils

Capillarity

            Grain Size and Grain Size Distribution

            Grain Shape

            Soil Aggregate

            Phase Relations

            Interaction between Water and Clay Minerals

            Consistency & Sensitivity of Clays

            Organic Soils

Soil Classification                                                                     

            The Unified Soil Classification System

            The AASHTO Soil Classification System

            Typical Soil Parameters

 

Soil Compaction                                                                     4                      All

            Compaction Theory                                                                              (Except 4.32,

            Properties of Compacted Soils                                                  4.33, 4.34,

            Field Compaction & Ground Modification                                             4.35)

            In-Place Determination of Soil Density

 

Water Flow Through Soils                                                     5                      5.1-5.5,5.7,

                                                                                                                        5.8,5.11

            Darcy’s Law

            Permeability Tests

            Hydraulic Heads

            Seepage and Flow Nets

Seepage Forces & Critical Gradient

 

 

 

 

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Subject                                                                                    Chapter           Section

Stresses in Soils                                                                     6                      6.0-6.2

            Effective Stress                                                                         6.4-6.12

            Mohr Circle

            Stress Due to a Point Load

            Stress Due to an Infinite Line Load

            Stress Due to an Infinite Strip Load

            Stress Due to a Linearly Increasing Infinite Strip Load

            Stress Distributions Due to an Asymmetrical Triangular Load

            Stress Due to a Vertical Embankment Load

            Stress Due to a Uniformly Loaded Circular Area

            Stress Due to a Uniformly Loaded Rectangular Area

            Stress Increment Approximation Using Newmark’s Chart

           

Volume Change in Soils                                                         7                      7.0-7.2, 7.4

            Soil Compressibility

            Consolidation

            Rate of Consolidation

            Settlement

 

Shear Strength of Soils                                                          8                      All

            Stress-Strain Relationships & their Measurements

            Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criterion

            Shear Strength of Cohesionless Soils

            Shear Strength of Cohesive Soils

 

Lateral Earth Pressure                                                          9                      9.0-9.2

            Earth Pressure at Rest

            Active State of Stress

            Passive State of Stress

 

Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundation                              10                    10.0-10.2,

10.5-10.6

            Bearing Capacity Theory

            Factor of Safety