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AGE Course Plan 2013

AGE Course Plan 2013

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CE 411
Advance Geotechnical Engineering
January 2012
Prof.A.TrivediProfessor, Department of Civil EngineeringFW-3: GF-5, CED, DTU, Delhi-110042atrivedi@dce.ac.in Lecture hours: Monday 9, Tuesday 11, Thrusday, Friday, 3Office hours: M 11-12 or by appointment
Approved Syllabus (DU)
Paper Code L T P Cr CE 411 4 0 2 -
Course scequence
IntroductionFailure Envelopes; MC, HB, Tresca, Van-missesSpecial Soils: Sensitive clays, loesses, Bouldery soils, expansive soilsGeo-technical explorationInstrumentationSoil dynamics
Fundamentals of vibrations, vibration of elementary systems-mass, spring dashpot systems, various degrees of freedom, Propagation of wave in granular media;Dynamic properties of geo-materials, laboratory and field tests for evaluation of dynamic soil properties;Theories for vibration of foundations on elastic media;Analysis and design of foundations for hammers, reciprocating engines and turbo generators; dynamic stiffness of single pile and pile groups;
Design procedures for foundations with dynamic load and construction features; elastichomogeneous half space solutions,
lumped parameter solutions;
 Vibration isolation and damping;
Large deformation problems: liquefaction of soils & cyclic mobility,
Deep foundation:
 Underground structuresRock mechanicsStr Design consideration
Desired inclusions
It will look at the science and engineering involved in evaluating issues related toadvanced applications of Geotechnical Engineering.The course will culminate in a team project.
Course Objective:
At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:1.
Understand how science and engineering are used to evaluate and predict strengthenvelops.2.
Understand the special soils.3.
To relate the geo exploration with laboratory studies4.
Understand simple static and dynamic analysis and be able to evaluate the largestrain and small strain problems
Understand how engineering is used to minimize the effects of large strain andsmall strain problems6.
Apply these concepts to instrumentations, deep foundations, rock mechanics anddesign considerations.
Course Computer Skills:
Simple spreadsheet analysis and plotting
Microsoft Excel2.
Working submission through the webpage
Lecture Notes
Design of Substructures (1999)
by Swami Saran3.
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (1996)
by S.L. Kramer 
Additional readings may be intimated over the course of the semester.
Course Webpage:
The course webpage is at Black/ white board. Your log in is your lastname followed by the last 3 digits of your student ID. Your password is your student IDnumber with no spaces. The course web site will be managed and used by the studentsfrequently in the course.This should be found under my courses.We will also have a second course website for hosting data associated with the labs andProjects; Subject to the organizing by you.
Geotechnical Engineering Laboratories at CED: Visit & Prepare ReportCoursework:
Weekly assignments will be made and should be turned in at the beginningof class the following week. Assignments should be neat (stapled, one-sided, etc.) andcomplete (include all of your work).
Final Project:
The course will have a group project that will be due at the end of thesemester. Groups will be made of three or four students and will be assigned to ageohazard event. Groups and events will be assigned and project details will be collectedafter the first week. Each group will make a presentation on November 30
in class.Each group will also submit a written report on the geohazard event. The report will bedue at the end of reading period (Tuesday, March 14, 10am)
Mid semester examination and Quizzes:
The course will have 30-minute quizz.Quiz 1: FebMid Sem: To be announced by CoEQuiz 2: March-AprilEnd Sem Exam: To be announced by CoE
Grading Policy:
Homework & quizzes 10%

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