Masters in Geotechnical Engineering

Finite Elements in Geotechnical Engineering

• Understand in general how finite elements obtain approximate solutions to differential equations

• Appreciate the structure of a typical finite element program

• Gain experience of finite element analysis applied to classical geotechnical problems (e.g. settlement, seepage, consolidation, slope stability)

• Gain insight into the soil properties needed for finite element analysis

REFERENCE BOOKS:

1. Introduction to the Finite Element Method (1972), Desai, C. S. and J.F. , Abel. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

2. Finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering Vol 1&2, (1999) – D M Potts & L Zdravkovic, Thomas Telford publishing, London

3. Finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering, D J Naylor & g N Pande(2012)

4. Introduction to the Finite Element Method(1993) J. N. Reddy – McGraw-Hill Publishers,

5. Finite element analysis – Theory and programming(1994) Krishna Murthy, C. S. -Tata McGrawHill,

6. Finite element Methods(1971) Zienkiewicz, O. C. -, McGraw-Hill Publishers,

Theoretical Soil Mechanics

• To impart the knowledge for computation of settlements and stress in semiinfinite elastic soil medium

• settlements and stress in anisotropic medium and layered deposits due to foundation loads

• Concept on plastic collapse.

Text Books:

1. Foundations of Theoretical Soil Mechanics, Harr, M.E (1966) McGraw Hill,

2. Foundation Engineering Handbook, Winterkorn, H.F., and Fang, H.Y(2000) Galgotia, Booksource, 2000

3. Theoretical Soil Mechanics- Karl Terzaghi (1943), John Wiley & Sons.

4. Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Muniram Budhu(2007), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Reference Books:

1. Soil Mechanics, T.W. Lambe and R.V. Whitman (1969). John Wiley & Sons,.

2. Foundations and slopes- Attikinson (1981), McGraw Hill, New Delhi

3. Seepage, Drainage and Flownets – Cedergren H R(1997).-, John Wiely & Sons

4. The Mechanics Basic concepts and Engineering Applications- Aysen A (2002), AA Balkema Publishers, 2002

Subsurface Investigation and Ground Improvement Techniques

• Identify the soil type of soil from a job site or in a professional setting, determine that soil’s properties based on type and evaluate design decisions from your understanding of that soil’s properties.

• To explore the scientific principles used to describe the major engineering properties of soil, and the engineering testing methods used to quantify these properties

• To explore the site improvement techniques

Text Books:

1. Engineering Principles of Ground Modifications – Hausmann, McGraw Hill.

2. Foundation Analysis and Design – J E Bowles, Tata McGraw Hill. 3. Subsurface Exploration and Sampling of Soils for Civil Engg. Purposes – Hvorslev M J,

Reference Books:

1. Soil Mechanics, T.W. Lambe and R.V. Whitman. John Wiley & Sons, 1969.

2. Geotechnical Engineering- Donold P Coduto Phi Learning Private Limited, New Delhi

3. Geotechnical Engineering- Shashi K. Gulathi & Manoj Datta. (2009), “Tata Mc Graw Hill.

4. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engg.- Muni Budhu (2010), 3rd Edition, John Wiely & Sons

5. Soil Mechanics for Road Engineers – HMSO

Design of Shallow Foundations

• Understanding the capacity of the soil under different field conditions

• Design of shallow foundations under different loading condition and different environment

• Design of footings for uniform settlement of all shallow foundations.

Text Books:

1. Foundation Engineering, Verghese P C. (2011)– PHI, India

2. Foundation Engineering Teng (1992)- PHI, India

3. Foundation Engineering, Bajra M Das.(2012), Cengage Learning India

4. Foundation Analysis and Design , J E Bowles(2012), McGraw Hill, Inc.

Reference Books:

1. Foundation Engineering, Peck hanson & Thronburg(1974). John Wiley & Sons,.

2. Analysis and design of Subsructures- Swami Saran (2009), Oxford & IBH

3. Foundation Engineering Naryana S Naik(2012), Dhanphat Rai publishers, New Delhi

4. Geotechnical Engg.- Purushothamraj (2010), Tata McGraw Hill

Pavement Analysis and Design

• Identify the type of pavement and to know the stress distribution

• Learn the deflection criteria in soils for different pavements

• To know the characteristics of the rigid pavements and flexible pavements

Text Books:

1. Principles of Pavement Design – Yoder E J, Witczak, John Wiley and Sons

2. Soil Mechanics for Road Engineers – RRl and DSIR, HMSO Publication

3. Design of Functional Pavements – Huang, McGraw Hill Book Co.

4. Development in Highway Engineering – Pell Peter S, Applied Science Publishers, London

5. Pavement Analysis – Huang, Elsever Publications

Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

• Understanding the failure mechanism in geotechnical engineering

• Evaluating the soil as different construction materials and its behaviour

• Role of soil in past and future in construction industry

Text Books:

1. Fundamentals of soil behaviour – J K Mitchel. (2012)- McGraw- Hill Co.

2. Soil Mechanics SI version- Lambe, T. W. and Whitman, R. V, .(2011) John Wiley & Sons

3. Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Muniram Budhu(2011), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

4. Soil Mechanics, JE.Bowles ( 2012 ), McGraw Hill

Reference Books:

1. Soil Mechanics, Terzaghi and Peck (1969). John Wiley & Sons,.

2. Geotechnical Engineering- Donold P Coduto Phi Learning Private Limited, New Delhi

3. Literatures for Case Histories from known Journals (ASCE, Elsevior, Canadian Geotechnical Journal etc.,)

4. Soil Mechanics- J A Knappett and R F Craig Eighth Edition(2012), Spon Press Taylor & Francis

Advanced Soil Mechanics

• To explore the scientific principles used to describe the major engineering properties of soil, and the engineering testing methods used to quantify these properties

• To explain role of water in soil behavior with change in soil stresses, permeability and quantity of seepage including flow net are estimated

• To determine shear parameters and stress changes in soil due to foundation loads

• To estimate the magnitude and time-rate of settlement due to consolidation

Text Books:

1. An Introduction to the Mechanics of Soils and Foundation – through critical state soil mechanics- Atkinson J. H. – McGraw- Hill Co. (1993)

2. Soil Behavior and Critical State Soil Mechanics Wood, D.M (1991)- cambridge university press

3. Soil Mechanics SI version- Lambe, T. W. and Whitman, R. V, John Wiley & Sons.(2011)

4. Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Muniram Budhu(2007), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Reference Books:

1. Geotechnical Engineering- Donold P Coduto Phi Learning Private Limited, New Delhi

2. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engg.- Muni Budhu (2010), 3rd Edition, John Wiely & Sons

3. Soil Mechanics- J A Knappett and R F Craig Eighth Edition(2012), Spon Press Taylor & Francis

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Lab

• The objective of this course is to make students to learn principles and design of experiments.

• To investigate the performance of various Soils

Text Books:

1. Shamsher Prakash, (1979) “Engineering Soil Testing ”, Nemichand, New Delhi.

2. Joesph E Bowles, “Engineering Properties of soil and their measurements”, McGraw hill

Reference Books:

1. John T. Germaine, Amy V. Germaine, (2009) “Geotechnical Laboratory Measurements”, John Wiely

2. William Lambe, (2003) “Soil Tsting for Engineers”, MIT.

Soil Dynamics

• To study vibration concepts in soils like damping, wave propagation, resonance and effect of modes of vibrations

• To study dynamic soil properties. Determination of dynamic properties by field and laboratory tests

• Effect of liquefaction and antiliquifaction measures

• To study vibration isolation, machine foundation design

Text Books:

1. Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundation (2010), Swami Saran, Galgotia Publications Pvt. Ltd.

2. Soil Dynamics(1981)- Prakash, S. McGraw Hill Book Company

Reference Books:

1. Foundation for Machines (1998) Prakash, S. and Puri, V. K.: Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons,

2. Vibration Analysis and Foundation Dynamics(1998)-Kameswara Rao, N. S. V., Wheeler Publication Ltd.,

3. Vibrations of Soils and Foundations(1970) Richart, F. E. Hall J. R and Woods R. D., Prentice Hall Inc.,

4. Principles of Soil Dynamics (2002) Das, B. M., PWS KENT publishing Company, Boston.

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

• Understand concept of shear stress and its importance

• Know the behaviour hydraulic conductivity of the soil

• Know the importance of soil-water interaction in applied soil engineering

Text Books:

1. Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils – DG Fredlund and H Rahardjo, Wiley Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sons, NY

2. Unsaturated Soil Mechanics – Ning Lu and William J Likos, John Wiley & Sons, INC

Reference Books:

1. Mechanics of Residual Soils – G E Blight, A A Balkema Publishers, USA

2. Expansive Soils – Problems & Practice in Foundations and Pavement Engineering – John D Nelson and Debora J Miller, John Wiley & Sons, NY

Design of Deep Foundations

• Know the design of deep foundation

• Type of deep foundations will be provided for different structures

• Understand the special foundations.

Text Books:

1. Analysis and design of Substructures (2009), Swami Saran, Oxford & IBH Publications Pvt. Ltd.

2. Foundation design in practices (2010)- Kaurna Moy Ghosh. PHI

3. Foundation engineering (2012)- J E Bowles, McGraw Hill

Reference Books:

1. Pile Foundation Analysis and Design H.G. Poulos, and E.H.Davis, John Wiley and Sons, New York.

2. Design of Foundation Systems (1992)N.P. Kurien: Principles & Practices, Narosa, New Delhi

3. Foundation Engineering Hand Book (1990), H. F. Winterkorn and H Y Fang Galgotia Booksource

Earth and Earth Retaining Structures

• To study the geostatic stresses, shear strength of soils.

• To study the static earth pressure for retaining walls, slope stability etc

Text Books:

1. Foundation analysis and design – J E Bowles, McGraw Hill, NY

2. Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice – Karl Terzaghi and R B Peck (1967), John Wiley and Sons, NY

3. Analysis and Design of Foundations and Retaining Structures –S Prakash(1979), Sarita Prakashana, Meerut

Reference Books:

1. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – S K Garg, Khanna Publications

2. Geotechnical Engineering – C Venkataramaiah, New Age International Publishers

Earthquake Resistant Design of Foundations

• Focused mainly on identifying the dynamic loading induced on the foundation

• Understand soil – foundation interaction, analysis with reference to various design parameters that including liquefaction of soil due to earthquake

Text Books:

1. Design of foundation in seismic areas: Principles and some applications by (2007).Bhattacharya S. (eds), Published by NICEE [National Centre for Earthquake Engineering (India)].

2. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (2002): Day R. W., handbook, McGraw – Hill, New York

3. Design of Pile Foundations in Liquefiable Soils (2010) Gopal Madabhushi, Jonathan Knappett and Stuart Haigh, Imperial College Press, London

4. Basic geotechnical earthquake engineering by (2008) Kamalesh Kumar, New Age International Publishers, New Delhi

Reference Books:

1. Soil dynamics (1981) Prakash, S., McGraw Hill, New York,.

2. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (1996), Steven L. Kramer, Prentice Hall, New Delhi,.

3. Foundation design and construction (1986), Tomilinson M.J., Longman Scientific & Technical, England,

Soil Structure Interaction

• Make students understand soil structure

• understand stress-strain characteristics of soils,

• the mechanism of failure, the factors that affects the shear strength

• structural behaviour with soils

Text Books:

1. Foundation analysis and design – J E Bowles, McGraw Hill, NY

2. Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice – Karl Terzaghi and R B Peck (1967), John Wiley and Sons, NY

3. Analysis and Design of Foundations and Retaining Structures –S Prakash(1979), Sarita Prakashana, Meerut

Reference Books:

1. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – S K Garg, Khanna Publications

2. Geotechnical Engineering – C Venkataramaiah, New Age International Publishers

Offshore Geotechnical Engineering

• Understand the type of soil strata available in offshore

• Develop a structure under different environmental condition

• Design the anchors in the sea

• Design the pipelines and cable structures

Text Books:

1. Offshore Geotechncial Engineering – Mark Radolph and Susan Gourvenec, CRC Press.

2. Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures – Ben C Gerwick, CRC Press.

3. Offshore Geotechnical Engineering – ETR Dean

Reference Books:

1. Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II – Susan Gourvenec and David White, CRC Press.

2. Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II – Vaughan Meyer, CRC Press

3. Geotechnical Aspects of Coastal and Offshore Structures: Proceedings of the Symposium, Bangkok – A S Balasubramaniam, CRC Press

Forensic Geotechnical Engineering

• Learning the soil properties for causing failures

• Identification of failure phenomenon

• New approach in the design aspects

• Improvisation of legal aspects in geotechnical engineering

Text Books:

1. Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering – Robert W Day (2011)

2. Forensic Geotechnical Engineering – V V S Rao and G L Sivakumar Babu (2013), Springer India

Reference Books:

1. Indo-US Forensic Practices: Investigation Techniques and Technology – Shen En Chen, R Janardhanan, C Natarajan, Ryan Schmidt (2010), American Society of Civil Engineers

Optimization Techniques in Geotechnical Engineering

• The graduates are expected to adopt various numerical method and mathematical tools for analysis of research data

• Learning the numerical methods in applied soil mechanics

• Learning the bivariate data and Lagrangae’s equation for the problems

• Application of queuing theory

Text Books:

1. Introduction to Optimum Design J.S. Arora (2004), Elsevier, 2nd Edition.

2. Optimization for Engineering. Design: Algorithms & Examples K. Deb (2006), Prentice Hall India, ,

3. Engineering Optimization: Theory & Practice, S.S. Rao (2008) New Age International (P) Ltd, 3rd Edition,

Reference Books:

1. Multi – Objective Optimization Using Evolutionary Algorithms, K. Deb(2003) John Wiley

2. Applied Statistics & Probability for Engineers: Montgomery, Douglas C. & Runger, George C. (2007), 3/e,Wiley India.

3. Parallel distributed processing Vol.1 (1986) Rumelhart, D.E and McClelland, J.L.,, M I T Press, 1986.

4. Fuzzy logic implementation and applications(1996), Patyra, M.J. and Mlynek Wiley,.

Reinforced Soil Structures

• Identify the soil suitable for reinforced earth

• Identify the type of reinforcing material suitable for the project

• Design the reinforced earth

Text Books:

1. Designing with Geosynthetics – Koerner R H (1994), Prentice Hall Inc.

2. Reinforcements and Soil Structures – Jones, CJEP (1996), Butterworth Publications

3. Membranes in ground engineering – Rankilor, P R (1985), John Wiley & Sons.

Reference Books:

1. Soil Reinforcement with Geotextiles – Jewel R A (1996), CIRIA

2. Geotextiles hand book – Ingold J S and Miller K S (1988), Thomas Telford Ltd.

Rock Mechanics

• Identify the type of the rock

• Analyse the rock quality designation and also evaluate its strength

• Determine the methods of tunneling and mining

Text Books:

1. Introduction to Rock Mechnaics – Goodman (1976), John Wiley and Sons, NY

2. Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics – J C Jeager and N G W Cook (1976), Chapman and Hall, London

3. Geotechnology –Roberts , Pergamou Press ltd., Oxford

Reference Books:

1. Principles of Engineering Geology and Geotechniques – Krynine and Judd

2. Rock Engineering – Jhon A Franklin and Maurice b Dusseault, McGraw Hill

3. Rock mechanics for Engineers: Varma, B.P, Khanna Publishers

4. Rock mechanics & Design of structures: Obert, L & Duvall, W.I., John Wiley & Sons

Geotechnical Practice for Waste Management System and Ground modifications

• Contamination in soils and causes for contamination

• Use of soil liners in the landfill

• understand the mechanical modifications of the soil

Text Books:

1. Geoenvironmental Engineering- Principles and Applications (2004): L.N. Reddy & H.F. Inyang, Marcel Dekkar

2. Geotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal (1993): D.E. Daniel Chapman and Hall, London.

3. Construction and Monitoring of Landfills (1994). A. Bagchi, John Wiley and Pone N.Y.,

Reference Books:

1. Geotechnical Engineering(2002): D.P. Coduto, Pearson Education Asia

2. Engineering Principles of Ground Modification(1990), Hausmann, M.R., McGraw-Hill International Editions

3. Ground Control and Improvement(1994), Xanthakos, P.P., Abramson, L.W. and Bruce, D.A John Wiley & Son

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