University Of Limerick

Soil Mechanics


Iowa State Course Substitution

Structural Geology and Tectonics

GEOL 356

Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:
* Basic mechanics Stresses, strains; plane, axial symmetry, 2-D and 3-D conditions; stress ratio and dilation; slip surfaces; analysis of stress and strain û MohrÆs circle; essentials of material behaviour; Stress-strain behaviour, stiffness and strength; Choice of parameters for stress and strain; Constitutive equations; Time & rate effects * Laboratory testing of soils Standard tests, purposes and specification; Shear box, triaxial and oedometer tests; Interpretation û OCR. * Consolidation Basic mechanisms of consolidation and 1-D consolidation theory; Solutions and Lecture Lab Tutorial Other Private Credits 3 2 0 0 5 6 applications for 1-D consolidation; Determination of cv, cc and cs from oedometer tests; Calculation of foundation settlement * Critical state strength of soil Soil behaviour in shear; Peak, ultimate and residual strengths; Critical states; Undrained strength; Estimation of critical state strength parameters from classification tests * Cam clay model Basic features of the cam clay model and its application in computer predictions of soil behaviour; State boundary surface; Yielding and hardening


Evaluation Date:
September 7, 2018
Sven Morgan
NOT approved for GEOL201.