Geotechnical Engineering

The Geotechnical Engineering Laboratories in the Department of Civil Engineering at LU provides the hands on training in determination of Engineering and index properties of soils, applied in field problems. The students will have acquired knowledge on various field tests of soil and will have acquired knowledge on strength, density and improvement properties of soil. The laboratory and related courses develop an understanding of the behavior of foundations for engineering structures and to gain knowledge of the design methods that can be applied to practical problems. The course will also demonstrate the analysis of footings, rafts, piles, slope stability and retaining walls.

We study the interface between the natural and built environments with emphasis on ensuring the sustainability and resilience of the world’s infrastructure.

Related Course Work

CE 342 Geotechnical Engineering Sessional I

CE 442 Geotechnical Engineering Sessional II

The Laboratory course works helps students to:

  • examine the various physical characteristics of soil.
  • examine the index and engineering properties of soil.
  • acquire knowledge on various field tests of soil.
  • acquire knowledge on strength, density and improvement properties of soil.
  • know the fundamentals of soil investigation techniques.
  • know the theory of settlement and bearing capacity of soil.
  • know the analysis of various types of footings and slope stability.

Text Books and/or Reference Materials

Soil Testing for Engineers by T. William Lambe, MIT

Soil Testing Manual:Procedure,Classification Data & Sampling Practices by Robert W. Day, McGraw-Hill;

An Introduction to Soil Mechanics & Foundation by C.R. Scott Applied Science Publishers

Foundation Design & Construction by M.J. Tomlinson Addision Wesley Longman Ltd.

Foundation Design & Construction by W.C. TengMcGraw-Hill Book Company

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