Course title
Soil Mechanics B

Course description
The purpose of this course is to learn the basic theory of Soil mechanics. The consolidation and shear strength are learned in this course.
Purpose of class
The purpose of this course is to learn the basic theory of consolidation and shear strength.
Goals and objectives
  1. Students understand the soil properties and the theory of effective stress.
  2. Students understand the theory of consolidation
  3. Students understand the method for evaluating the settlement and duration of clay layers by using the theory of consolidation
  4. Students understand the theory for evaluating the shear strength of soil
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Effective stress Original question 1 300minutes
2. Consolidation(1) Original question 2 300minutes
3. Consolidation(2) Original question 3 298minutes
4. Consolidation(3) Original question 4 300minutes
5. Shear strength of soil (1) Original question 5 300minutes
6. Shear strength of soil (2) Original question 6 300minutes
7. Shear strength of soil (3) Original question 7 300minutes
Total. - - 2098minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Examination Total.
1. 10% 10%
2. 25% 25%
3. 25% 25%
4. 40% 40%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
The score is evaluated from the examination (100%). 60 is the critical score for the pass.
Textbooks and reference materials
Karl Terzaghi : Soil mechanics in Engineering Practics
Students is recommended to take 'Soil mechanics A'.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Thursday 15:00-17:00
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable The professor uses his experience on the design of foundations at a construction company to teach the basic theory of the design of foundations.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
Last modified : Fri Mar 18 22:06:22 JST 2022