1.351 Theoretical Soil Mechanics
Presentation of fundamental theories in soil mechanics: field equations of linear elasticity and solutions of boundary value problems. Introduction to finite element method. Steady and transient flow in porous media; applications in confined and unconfined seepage, and one-dimensional consolidation. Introduction to poro-elasticity. Yielding and failure of soils; plasticity theory and limit analyses, with examples for bearing capacity and slope stability. Cam Clay models and critical state theory of soil behavior.
This class has 1.361 as a prerequisite.
1.351 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by A. J. Whittle.
Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 1-371.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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