STUDY GUIDE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
FOS312-Geotechnical Engineering (2L, 2P)
General concepts. Physical properties of soil. Mechanical analysis of soils. Consistency and sensitivity of clays. Soil classification. Hydraulic properties of soils. Effective stress concepts. Mechanical properties of soils. Conditions of failure for soils. Shearing resistance. Compressibility, consolidation. Stresses in a soil mass. Lateral earth pressure and retaining walls. Bearing capacity of shallow foundations and piles. Stability of slopes.