Soil Mechanics
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Soil Mechanics

Language: Hindi

₹999 including GST


Why this course?


"If a builder builds a house for a man and does not make its construction firm, and the house which he has built collapses  and causes the death of the owner of the house, that builder shall be put to death."
The Code of Hammurabi, Babylon, Circa 2000 B.C.

"2600 People die every year due to Building collapse."
Disaster Management of India

Engineering is, foremost, about solving the real problems not only questions in your exams.


Soil - (for Civil Engineers) an uncemented aggregate of mineral grains and decayed organic matter (solid particles) with liquid and gas in the empty spaces between the solid particles.

Soil Mechanics - is the branch of science that deals with the study of the physical properties of soil and the behaviour of soil masses subjected to various types of forces.

Soils Engineering - is the application of the principles of soil mechanics to practical problems.

Geotechnical Engineering is the subdiscipline of civil engineering that involves natural materials found close to the surface of the earth. It includes the application
of the principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to the design of foundations, retaining structures, and earth structures.


  • Topics are taught thoroughly and systematically to clarify the basic concepts and fundamental principles without weakening technical hardship.
  • Many example problems are solved to demonstrate or to provide further insights into the basic concepts and applications of fundamental principles.
  • The solution of each example is preceded by a strategy, which is intended to teach students to think about possible solutions to a problem before they begin to solve it. Each solution provides a step-by-step procedure to guide the student in problem-solving which really help students for university examinations and for the conventional exam like ESE (Engineering Services Examinations).


  • To understand the physical and mechanical properties of soils.
  • To determine parameters from soil testing to characterize soil properties, soil strength, and soil deformations.
  • To apply the principles of soil mechanics to analyze and design simple geotechnical systems.

When you complete this video course you should be able to:

  • Describe soils and determine their physical characteristics such as grain size, water content, and void ratio.
  • Classify soils.
  • Determine compaction of soils.
  • Understand the importance of soil investigations and be able to plan a soil investigation.
  • Understand the concept of effective stress.
  • Determine total and effective stresses and porewater pressures.
  • Determine soil permeability.
  • Understand the effects of seepage on the stability of structures.
  • Determine how surface stresses are distributed within a soil mass.
  • Specify, conduct, and interpret soil tests to characterize soils.
  • Understand the stress-strain behaviour of soils.
  • Understand popular failure criteria for soils and their limitations.
  • Determine soil strength and deformation parameters from soil tests, for example, Young’s modulus,
  • friction angle, and undrained shear strength.
  • Discriminate between “drained” and “undrained” conditions. 

Course Curriculum

Course Overview (8:00) Preview
Introduction to Soil Mechanics
01 Introduction to Soil Mechanics (24:00)
Basic Definitions and Relationships
02 Three Phase Diagram and Basic Definitions (29:00)
03 Relationships between soil constituents with Examples (35:00)
04 Determine Water Content and Specific Gravity (29:00)
05 Determine Unit Weight (31:00)
Index Properties
06 Sieve and Sedimentation Analysis (27:00)
07 Pipette and Hydrometer Method (31:00)
08 Particles Size Distribution Curve (32:00)
09 Determination of Liquid Limit and Plastic Limit (29:00)
10 Determination of Shrinkage Limit and Shrinkage Parameters (35:00)
11 Activity, Sensitivity and Thixotropy of Clay (37:00)
Soil Classification
12 Textural and Highway Research Board Classification (26:00)
13 Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) (44:00)
Soil Structure and Clay Mineralogy
14 Soil Structure and Clay Mineralogy (24:00)
Permeability and Well Hydraulics
15 Basic of Permeability (35:00)
16 Laboratory Test of Permeability (26:00)
17 Indirect Method of Permeability, Flow Parallel and Normal to Soil Layers (33:00)
18 Factors Affecting Permeability (25:00)
19 Introduction to Well Hydraulics (26:00)
20 Pumping Out Permeability Test (25:00)
21 Pumping In Permeability Test (28:00)
Seepage Analysis
22 Seepage Pressure and Laplace Equation (29:00)
23 Flow Net (28:00)
24 Determination of Seepage Discharge (32:00)
25 Seepage through Non-homogeneous Soils and Earth Dams (29:00)
26 Seepage through Earth Dams With Example (30:00)
27 Filter Design (32:00)
Stress-Strain and Effective Stress
28 Stress-Strain and Modulus of Elasticity of Soil (40:00)
29 Principle of Effective Stress (29:00)
30 Effect of Water Table Fluctuation on Effective Stress (40:00)
31 Effect of Surcharge and Capillary Rise in Soil (42:00)
32 Effect of Seepage (43:00)
Stress Distribution in Soil
33 Principal Stresses (42:00)
34 Vertical Stresses due to Point Load (37:00)
35 Vertical Stresses due to Line Load, Strip Load, Embankment Load and Circular Load (35:00)
36 Rectangular Load and Newmark's Influence Chart (34:00)
Compaction of Soil
37 Compaction of Soil Part 1
38 Compaction of Soil Part 2
Compressibility and Consolidation
Consolidation Part 1
Consolidation Part 2
Shear Strength
Shear Strength 1 (14:00)
Shear Strength 3
Shear Strength 4
Shear Strength 5 (10:00)
Shear Strength 6 (13:00)
Shear Strength 7 (14:00)
Shear Strength 8
Shear Strength 9


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