Calculations for various different measures of particle packing and density are developed, culminating in Terzaghi’s Fundamental Principle of Effective Stress. The theory of elasticity is applied to soils, and practical calculations are developed for short-term elastic settlements of various types of foundation. Concepts of different types and timescales for stress, deformations, and strength are developed. Terzaghi’s Theory of Primary Consolidation is introduced.

Course Code: 
 CVNG2008
Level: 
 Level 2
Credits: 
 2 Credits
Semester: 
 Semester 1
Pre-requisites: 
 CVNG 1007