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Advanced Diploma in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

In this free online diploma course, learn about the flow behaviours, characteristics and concepts of unsaturated soils.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online diploma course on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics will aid your understanding of the flow behaviours and concepts of unsaturated soils. By learning the principles and concepts of unsaturated soil mechanics, you will have the required knowledge needed to help profer solutions to geotechnical problems involving unsaturated soils. Start this course today to improve your knowledge of unsaturated soils and its shear strength.
Advanced Diploma in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
  • Duration

    20-30 Hours
  • Students

    190
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free course, Advanced Diploma in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics, begins by first defining what unsaturated soil mechanics is about and then goes on to discuss the phase changes in unsaturated soils. The course then explains the capillary phenomena in unsaturated soils and the Soil-Water Characteristics Curve. Afterwards, you will learn about the various techniques used for measuring and controlling the suction of soils. You will also discover the various Hydraulic Conductivity Function and Soil-Water Characteristic Curve Models.

Next, you will be educated on the steady-state flow and transient flow in unsaturated soils. As you progress through this course, you will learn how to estimate the effective stress parameter from Suction-Controlled Test Data. Also, you will learn how to estimate the shear strength parameters of Extended Mohr-Coulomb Criterion. This course then explains the concept of suction stress in unsaturated soils, including the forces that exist in the suction stress. Lastly, the course discusses the volume change behaviour of soils, where you will discover reasons some soils exhibit swelling and collapsible behaviour and how the volume change behaviour of soils can be obtained from suction controlled tests.

Learning about the principles and concepts of unsaturated soil mechanics will help improve your knowledge of the necessary factors to consider when constructing structures in unsaturated soils. If you are a geotechnical engineer or in a profession that deals with soils, especially unsaturated soils, this course is certainly for you. Start this course now and be on your way to becoming a sought-after unsaturated soil mechanics professional.

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