Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Introduction to soil mechanics. Introduction to clay mineralogy. Mass, volume relationships and phases of soil. Groundwater flow and permeability. Effective stress principles. Suction pressures in saturated as well as partially saturated soil. The Mohr circle and stresses at a point. The Mohr-Coulomb strength theory and the stress-strain properties of soil. The Boussinesq theory. Consolidation theory and soil settlement.
3 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week, 1 tutorial per week
Language of tuition
Both Afr and Eng
Period of presentation
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