About Soil Mechanics II
This course includs, Shear strength of soils: shear resistance of soils, stress at a point and Mohr stress circle, shear characteristics of soils, Mohr-Coulomb failure criteria, and shear stress test. Contact pressure distribution.Bearing capacity of soils: general determination of bearing capacity of soils using different methods. Lateral earth pressure problems, earth pressure theories. Slope stability problems: slope movements, slope stability analysis, stability considerations in retaining walls and sheet pile walls. Laboratory tests: direct shear test, triaxial compression test, unconfined compression test.