Geotechnical Measuements and Explorations

IIT Kanpur Course , Prof. Nihar Ranjan Patra

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Geotechnical Measuements & Explorations by Dr. Nihar Ranjan Patra, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur. For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Introduction to Soil Mechanics:Index properties, 1-d consolidation theory , direct shear tests: Theory and application - Triaxial tests:Triaxial (static and cyclic) and simple shear testing under stress- and strain-control with pore pressure measurements - Engineering properties of soil:Relevant theoretical concepts for determination of engineering properties of soils - Subsurface exploration:Subsurface exploration, planning, drilling and sampling techniques - In-situ field tests:In-situ field testing and laboratory investigation of soil, including advanced equipments, instrumentation, data acquisition, and measurement techniques: SPT, CPT, DCPT, Pressuremeter, Dilatometer, Permeability - Data Interpretation:Data interpretations for determination of engineering properties of soils, and their application to geotechnical design. Preparation of site-investigation reports.

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