1.351 Theoretical Soil Mechanics


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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.Whittle.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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