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# Syllabus of University of Pune M.E.Civil (GEOTECHNICAL ) Semester I -Earth Pressure and Retaining

 Posted Date: 01-Sep-2008 Category: Syllabus Author: S.Yamininagarajan Member Level: Gold Points: 2

UNIVERSITY OF PUNE
SYLLABUS FOR
M.E.CIVIL (GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING)
SEMESTER I
SUBJECT CODE 501205 (ELECTIVE II)
Earth Pressure and Retaining Structures

Lectures: 3 hrs/week Paper 100 marks
Credits: 3

Earth Pressure: Types - at rest, active, passive; Rankine's theory; Backfill features - soil type, surface inclination, loads on surface, soil layers, water level; Coulomb's theory; Effects due to wall friction and wall inclination; Graphical methods; Earthquake effects.

Rigid Retaining Structures: Types; Empirical methods; Stability analysis.
Flexible Retaining Structures: Types; Material; Cantilever sheet piles; Anchored
bulkheads - free earth method, fixed earth method, moment reduction factors, anchorage.
Braced Excavation: Types; Construction methods; Pressure distribution in sands and
clays; Stability - bottom heave, seepage, ground deformation.
Reinforced Soil Walls: Elements; Construction methods; External stability; internal
stability.
capacity of single piles; Lateral deflection; Elastic analysis; Group effect; Lateral load test;
Codal provisions.
Underground Structures in Soils: Pipes; Conduits; Trench less technology; Tunnelling
techniques - cut-and-cover method, shield tunnelling.

References:
1. Earth pressure and Earth Retaining structures by C.R.I. Clayton, J. Milititsky,
2. Karl Terzaghi, Theoretical Soil Mechanics, Chapman and Hall, 1954.
3. R.F. Scott, Principles of soil Mechanics, Addison Wesley, World Student Edition,
1963.

Reference http://www.unipune.ernet.in/stud_info/Syllabi/Syllabus_2008.html

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