1.361 / 1.032 / 1.366 Advanced Soil Mechanics

Fall 2004

Soil profile.
A soil profile. (Image courtesy of the USDA.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive selection of lecture notes, and a comprehensive set of scientific conversion formulas in the study materials section.

Course Description

This class presents the application of principles of soil mechanics. It considers the following topics: the origin and nature of soils; soil classification; the effective stress principle; hydraulic conductivity and seepage; stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesionless and cohesive soils and application to lateral earth stresses; bearing capacity and slope stability; consolidation theory and settlement analyses; and laboratory and field methods for evaluation of soil properties in design practice.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Dr. Lucy C. Jen
Prof. Charles Ladd

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate