1.361 / 1.032 / 1.366 Advanced Soil Mechanics

As taught in: Fall 2004

A cross-section drawing of a soil sample.

A soil profile. (Image courtesy of the USDA.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Charles Ladd

Dr. Lucy C. Jen

Course Features

Course Description

This class presents the application of principles of soil mechanics. It considers the following topics: the origin and nature of soils; soil classification; the effective stress principle; hydraulic conductivity and seepage; stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesionless and cohesive soils and application to lateral earth stresses; bearing capacity and slope stability; consolidation theory and settlement analysis; and laboratory and field methods for evaluation of soil properties in design practice.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.