Fundamental Principles of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
In this free online course, learn about the properties and capillary action of unsaturated soils.
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This free online course will introduce you to the key mechanical properties of unsaturated soils and their importance in unsaturated soil mechanics. This course starts by describing the unsaturated soil mechanics and the steps in predicting various phenomena in unsaturated soils. Then, you will be introduced to the effect of the air and water density of unsaturated soils and also how the phase changes from water relates to unsaturated soils.
Next, you will be introduced to the concept of surface tension and how capillary occurs in a tube. You will then be presented with the Laplace equation for curved surfaces and exposed to how capillary action occurs in unsaturated soils. Lastly, detail on the application of the Young-Laplace equation in understanding soil behaviour will be discussed.
The principles of unsaturated soil mechanics creates a key path to understanding the role of unsaturated soils and soil mechanics in the building of structures. If you are interested in looking to start your career in geotechnical engineering or any other related field in building structures on soils, this course will benefit you. Start this course today and get the basics you need to become an unsaturated soil mechanics expert.Start Course Now
Basic Principles of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Basic Principles of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Principles of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Phases of Unsaturated Soils – Overview
Phases of Unsaturated Soils
Equilibrium between Air and Water Phases
Basic Principles of Unsaturated Soil Mechanic - Lesson Summary
Capillary Phenomenon in Unsaturated Soils
Capillary Phenomenon in Unsaturated Soils - Learning Outcomes
Capillary Phenomenon in Unsaturated Soils - Introduction
Capillary Phenomenon in Unsaturated Soils
Fundamental Principles of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Synopsis
Capillary Phenomenon in Unsaturated Soils - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Define unsaturated soil mechanics
- Explain the steps in predicting a phenomenon
- Discuss the air and water density of unsaturated soils
- Relate the phase changes of water to unsaturated soils
- Relate surface tension to capillary action in a tube
- Discuss the Laplace equation for curved surfaces
- Explain the concept of capillary action in a tube
- Discuss the application of the Young-Laplace equation in understanding soil behaviour
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