M Tech in Civil Engineering
(Specialisation:
Geotechnical
Engineering)
Semester
– 1 

Semester  2 







Course No 
Course Name 
LTPC 

Course No 
Course Name 
LTPC 
CE 531 
Advanced Soil Mechanics 
3028 

CE 533 
Advanced Foundation Engineering 
3108 
CE 532 
Dynamics of Soil and Foundations 
3108 

CE 534 
Seminar 
3006 
CE xxx 
Elective I 
3006 

CE xxx 
Elective II 
3006 
CE xxx 
Elective II 
3006 

CE xxx 
Elective III 
3006 

CE xxx 
Elective IV 
3006 









Total Credits: 
121228 


Total
Credits: 
150030 







Semester  3 


Semester 4 








Course No 
Course Name 
LTPC 

Course No 
Course Name 
LTPC 
CE 549 
Project and Thesis PhaseI 
002424 

CE 550 
Project and Thesis PhaseII 
002424 








Total Credits: 
002424 


Total
Credits: 
002424 
ELECTIVES CE 601 Numerical Methods 3 0 0 6 CE 602 Optimization Methods 3 0 0 6 CE 603 Fuzzy logic and Artificial
intelligence in Civil Engineering Applications 3 0 0
6 CE 605 Computer Aided Design 3 0 0 6 CE 606 Earthquake Engineering 3 0 0 6 CE 607 Random Vibration 3 0 0 6 CE 610 Finite Element Analysis 3 0 0 6 CE 611 Computational Plasticity 3 0 0 6 CE 583 Pavement Analysis and Design 3 0 0 6 CE 641 Reinforced Soil Structures 3 0 0 6 CE 642 Subsurface Investigation and
Instrumentation 3 0 0 6 CE 643 Earthquake Geotechnical
Engineering 3 0 0 6 CE 644 Elastic Analysis in Geotechnical
Engineering 3 0 0 6 CE 645 SoilStructure Interaction 3 0 0 6 CE 646 Rock Mechanics 3 0 0 6 CE 647 Environmental Geotechnology
3 0 0 6 CE 648 Applied Soil Mechanics 3 0 0 6 CE 649 Ground Improvement Techniques 3 0
0 6 CE 650 Geotechnical Practice for Waste
Disposal (3006) 
CE 531 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS 3 0 2 8 Introduction to stressstrain
behavior of soils; Mohr Circle of Stress; Principal Stresses.Shear
strength of cohesive and cohesion less soils; drained and undrained
shear strength of soils, Significance of pore pressure parameters;
Determination of shear strength; Interpretation of triaxial
test results. Stress path; Drained and undrained
stress path; Stress path with respect to different initial state of the soil;
Stress path for different practical situations. Critical state soil
mechanics; Critical state parameters; Critical state for normally
consolidated and over consolidated soil; Significance of Roscoe and Hvorslev state boundary surface; drained and undrained plane. Behavior of sands; Critical void ratio;
Effect of dilation in sands; Different dilation models. Elastic and plastic
deformations: elastic wall; introduction to yielding and hardening; yield
curve and yield surface. Textbooks/References 1. Atkinson, J.H. and Bransby, P.L, The Mechanics of Soils: An introduction to
critical soil mechanics, McGraw Hill, 1978. 2. Atkinson J.H, An introduction
to the Mechanics of soils and Foundation,McGraw
Hill Co., 1993. 3. Das, B.M., Advanced Soil
Mechanics, Taylor and Francis, 2nd Edition, 1997 4. Wood, D.M., Soil Behavior and
Critical State Soil Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 1990. 5. Craig, R.F., Soil Mechanics,
Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. Ltd., 1987. 6. Terzaghi,
K., and Peck, R.B., Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice, John Wiley &
Sons, 1967. 7. Lambe,
T.W. and Whitman, R.V., Soil Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons, 1979. 
CE 532 DYNAMICS OF SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS 3 1 0 8 Fundamentals of vibrationResponse
of SDOF systems: Free vibration, Experimental determination of natural
frequency and damping, Forced vibration, Base excitation, Vibration measuring
instruments and Response of 2DOF systems.Wave
propagation: Elastic rods, elastic continuum medium and semiinfinite elastic
continuum medium. Stressstrain behavior of cyclically loaded soils, Strength
of cyclically loaded soils, Dynamic soil properties  Laboratory and field
testing techniques, Selection of design values. Liquefaction of soils: An
introduction and evaluation using simple methods. Dynamic stiffness and
damping constants of shallow foundationCircular rigid mat foundation on
elastic half space excited vertically, laterally, torsion or rocking,
Effective stiffness and damping of such systems, Modeling of soil medium by
frequency dependent and frequency independent elements. Design of machine
foundations. Dynamic stiffness and damping constants of single pile and pile
groupAnalysis for vertical, lateral, rocking modes of vibration.
Vibration absorption and isolation techniques. Textbooks/References 1. Arya
S.D, O’Neil, M. and Pincus, G., Design of
structures and foundations for vibrating machines, Gulf Publishing Co., 1979. 2. Prakash,
S. and Puri, V.K., Foundation for machines:
Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons, 1998 3. Prakash,
S., Soil Dynamics, McGraw Hill, 1981. 4. Kameswara
Rao, N.S.V., Vibration analysis and foundation
dynamics, Wheeler Publication Ltd., 1998. 5. Major, A., Dynamics in Civil
Engineering: Analysis and Design Vol. IIII, Akademiai
Kiado, 1980. 6. Richart,
F.E. Hall J.R and Woods R.D., Vibrations of Soils and Foundations, Prentice
Hall Inc., 1970. 
CE 533 ADVANCED FOUNDATION ENGINEERING 3 1 0 8 Foundation classification, choice
of foundations, bearing capacity theories and settlement analysis of shallow
foundations, bearing capacity theory for special cases of shallow
foundations. Deep foundation. Pile design for compressive load, uplift,
lateral load, design of pile groups, concept of
negative skin friction. Soil structure interaction: an introduction. Textbooks/References 1. Bowles. J.E., Foundation
Analysis and Design, Tata McGrawHill International Edition, 5th Edn, 1997. 2. Das B.M., Shallow Foundations:
Bearing capacity and settlement, CRC Press,1999. 3. Tomlinson M.J., Pile design
and construction Practice, Chapman and Hall Publication, 1994. 4. Peck, R.B., Hanson, W.E. and Thornburn, T.H., Foundation Engineering, Wiley Eastern
Ltd., 2nd Edn., 1980. 5. Kurian,
N.P. Design of Foundation Systems  Principles and Practices, Narosa Publishing House, 2nd Edn.,
1994. 6. Prakash,
S. and Sharma, H.D., Pile Foundations in Engineering Practice, John Wiley
& Sons Inc., 1990. 7. Teng,
W.C., Foundation Design, PrenticeHall of India (Pvt)
Ltd., 1965. 8. Tomlinson, M.J., Foundation
Design and Construction, English Language BookSociety,
Longman Group Ltd., 5th Edn.,1986. 9. Winterkorn,
H.F. and Fang, H., Foundation Engineering Handbook, Van Nostrand
Reinhold Company, 1975. 

ELECTIVES 
CE 601 NUMERICAL METHODS 3 0 0 6 Linear equations and eigen value problems, Accuracy of approximate
calculations, Nonlinear equations, interpolation, differentiation and
evaluation of single and multiple integrals, initial and boundary value
problems by finite difference method, Newton’s method, variation and
weighted residual methods, introduction to finite element methods,
fundamental of statistical distribution. Textbooks/References 1. Scarborough, J.B., Numerical
mathematical analysis, Oxford & IBH Publishing CO Pvt., 2000 2. Jain, K.K., Iyengar, S.R.K and Jain, R.K., Numerical methodsproblem
and solutions, Wiley eastern limited, 2001 3. Hamming, R.W., Numerical
methods for scientist and engineers, McGraw Hill, 1998. 4. Mathews, J.H. and Fink, K.D.,
Numerical methods using MATLAB, Pearson Education, 2004 5. Hayter,
A.J., Probability and statistics, Duxbury, 2002. 
CE 602 OPTIMIZATION METHODS 3 0 0 6 Basics of engineering analysis
and design, Need for optimal design, formulation of optimal design problems,
basic difficulties associated with solution of optimal problems, Classical
optimization methods, Necessary and sufficient optimality criteria for
unconstrained and constrained problems, KuhnTucker conditions, Global optimality
and convex analysis, Linear optimal problems, Simplex method, Introduction to
Karmarkar’s algorithm. Numerical methods for
nonlinear unconstrained and constrained problems, sensitivity analysis,
Linear post optimal analysis, sensitivity analysis of discrete and
distributed systems. Introduction to variational methods of sensitivity analysis, shape
sensitivity, Introduction to integer programming, dynamic programming,
stochastic programming and geometric programming, Introduction to genetic
algorithm and simulated annealing. Textbooks/References 1. Deb. K., Optimization for
engineering design: Algorithms and examples, PHI Pvt
Ltd., 1998. 2. Arora., J.S., Introduction
to optimum design, McGraw Hill International edition, 1989. 3. Hafta,
R.T. and Gurdal. Z., Elements of structural
optimization, Kluwer academic publishers, Third
revised and expanded edition, 1996. 
CE 603 FUZZY LOGIC AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN CIVIL
ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS 3 0 0 6 Introduction Classification of
artificial intelligenceexpert systemsartificial neural networksbasic
conceptsuses in functional approximation and optimization applications in
the design and analysis, building construction. Fuzzy logicbasic
conceptsproblem formulation using fuzzy logicapplications. Textbooks/References 1. Rumelhart,
D.E and McClelland, J.L., Parallel distributed processing Vol. 1, M I T
Press, 1986. 2. Patyra,
M.J. and Mlynek, Fuzzy logic implementation and
applications, Wiley, 1996. 
CE 605 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN 3 0 0 6 Principles of computer aided
design, computer configuration for CAD applications, Computer peripherals for
CAD. Computer graphics fundamentals, points and lines, Threedimensional
transformations and projections, plane curve, space curves surface descriptions
and generation. Hidden line algorithms for wireframe modeling, Surface
modeling, Solid modeling, Representation of 3D objects. Brep solid modelers
and constructive solid geometry, CAD system utilization and application
Hidden surface algorithms and Shading, Finite element systems, Computer aided
drafting system. Textbooks/References 1. Rogers, D.F., Mathematical
elements for computer graphics, McGraw Hill, 1990. 2. Rogers, D.F., Elements of
computer graphics, McGraw Hill International edition, 1998 3. Mortenson,
M.E., Geometric modelling, John Wiley and Sons,
1989. 
CE 606 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING 3 0 0 6 Prerequisites: Structural
Dynamics (CE504) Earthquakes: Causes, Magnitude
and Intensity, Ground Motions, Site effects, Sensors; Response spectrum:
Construction, Characteristics, Design Response spectrum; Linear Earthquake
analysis: Idealization of structures, Response spectrum analysis, Torsionally coupled systems, Frequency domain analysis,
Time domain analysis; Nonlinear Earthquake analysis: Forcedeformation
relationships, Equation of motion, Controlling parameters, Ductility demand,
Allowable ductility; Earthquake resistance design: philosophy ductility based
design, Detailing provisions, Codal Provisions,
Concepts of passive controls; Geotechnical aspects: Dynamic
properties of soil, dynamic earth pressures, Liquefaction and ground
improvement techniques; Retrofitting and strengthening of Buildings and
Bridges. Textbooks/References 1. R. W. Clough and J. Penzien, Dynamics of Structures, McGraw Hill
International edition, Second edition ,1993. 2. M. Paz, Dynamics of
Structures, CBS Pub, 1987. 3. A.K. Chopra, Dynamics of
StructuresTheory and application to Earthquake Engineering, PHI,1997. 4. T. Pauley and M.S.N. Priestly,
Seismic design of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings, John Wiley and
Sons,1992. 5. M.N.S. Priestly, F. Seible and G.M. Calvi, Seismic
design and retrofit of bridges,John
Wiley and Sons,1996. 6. D.J. Dowrick,
Earthquake Resistant Design: for engineers and architects, John Wiley and
Sons,1987. 
CE 607 RANDOM VIBRATIONS 3 0 0 6 Concepts of probability, random
variables, theory of random process, stationary and nonstationary
process, Expected values, moments, spectral properties of random process,
Response of linear systems to random excitations, SDF and MDF discrete
systems, Continuous systems, Response of nonlinear systems to random
excitations. Fokkerplank equations, Markov vector approach, statistical
linearization and perturbation techniques. Level crossing, Peaks envelops and
First passage time, MoneCarlo simulation. Textbooks/References 1. N.C. Nigam, Introduction to
random vibration, MIT Cambridge, 1983. 2. Y.K. Lin, Probabilistic theory
of structural dynamics, McGraw Hill, 1967. 3. D.E. Newland, Random vibration
and spectral analysis, Longman, 1984. 
CE 610 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS 3 0 0 6 Principles of discretization,
element stiffness and mass formulation based on direct, variational
and weighted residual techniques and displacements approach, Shape functions
and numerical integrations, convergence, Displacement formulation for
rectangular, triangular and isoparametric elements
for two dimensional and axisymmetric stress
analysis. Thin and thick plates and shells. Semianalytical formulations,
Threedimensional elements and degenerated forms. Stiffener elements and
modifications such as use of different coordinate systems,
use of nonconforming modes and penalty functions. FEM in incompressible and compressible fluid,
applications of FEM in thermal problems. Textbooks/References 1. O.C. Zienkiewicz
and R.L. Taylor, Finite element methods Vol I &
Vol II, McGraw Hill,1989,1992. 2. K.J. Bathe, Finite element
procedures, PHI Ltd., 1996. 3. R.D. Cook, D.S. Malkus. and M.E. Plesha, Concepts and applications of finite element
analysis, John Wiley and Sons, Third edition, 1989. 
CE 611 COMPUTATIONAL PLASTICITY 3 0 0
6 Experimental behavior of metals
and other materials under monotonic and cyclic loading, Onedimensional
mathematical modeling and its computational implementation, Yield criteria
for different materials in multiaxial conditions, Elastoplastic
boundary value problem. Finite element analysis of elastoplastic
boundary value problems, Integration of constitutive relations. Consistent
tangent modulus, Kinematics of plastic deformation at finite strain. Finite
element formulation at large strain, Recent development in cyclic plasticity
and its computational implementation. Textbooks/References: 1. J.C. Simo
and T.J.R. Hughes, Computational Inelasticity, Springer, 1998 2. J. Lemaitre and Chaboche, Mechanics of Solid Materials, Cambridge
university Press, Cambridge 1990. 3. A.S. Khan and S. Huang,
Continuum Theory of Plasticity, John Wiley & sons Inc., 1995. 4. I.H. Shames and F.A. Cozzarelli, Elastic and Inelastic Stress Analysis,
Prentice hall, 1992. 
CE 583 PAVEMENT ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3 0 0
6 Philosophy of design of flexible
and rigid pavements, analysis of pavements using different analytical
methods, selection of pavement design input parameters – traffic
loading and volume, material characterization, drainage, failure criteria,
reliability, design of flexible and rigid pavements using different methods,
comparison of different pavement design approaches, design of overlays and
drainage system. Textbooks/References 1. Yang and H. Huang, Pavement
Analysis and Design, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. 2. Yoder and Witzech,
Pavement Design, McGrawHill, 1982. 3. Sharma and Sharma, Principles
and Practice of Highway Engg., Asia Publishing House, 1980. 4. Teng,
Functional Designing of Pavements, McGraw Hill, 1980. 
CE 641 REINFORCED SOIL STRUCTURES 3 0 0
6 Historical background;
Principles, concepts and mechanism of reinforced earth; Design consideration
for reinforced earth and reinforced soil structures; Geosyntheticstheir
composition, manufacture, properties, functions, testing and applications in
reinforced earth structures; Design of reinforced soil structures like
retaining walls, embankments, foundation beds etc.; Designing for Separation,
Filtration, Drainage and Roadway Applications; Designing for Landfill Liners
and Barrier Applications; Case histories of applications. Textbooks/References 1. Clayton, C.R.I., Milititsky, J. and Woods, R.I., Earth Pressure and Earth
Retaining Structures, Blackie Academic & Professional, 1993. 2. Ingold,
T, Reinforced Earth, Thomas Telford Ltd., 1982. 3. Jones, C.J.F.P, Earth
Reinforcement and Soil Structures, Butterworth, 1985. 4. Koerner,
R.M, Designing with Geosynthetics, Prentice Hall,
1993. 
CE 642 SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION AND INSTRUMENTATION 3 0 0 6 Problems and phases of foundation
investigations. Geophysical, sounding, drilling and accessible explorations.
Sample requirements, sampling methods and equipment. Handling, preservation
and transportation of samples. Sample preparation, laboratory tests, analysis
of results and interpretation, importance of insitu testing. Performing
various in situ tests. Precautions and interpretation. Field Instrumentation;
Investigation below sea/river bed; offshore investigation; Site evaluation
and reporting. Textbooks/References 1. Bowles, J.E, Physical and
Geotechnical Properties of Soil, McGrawHill Book Company, 1985. 2. Bowles, J.E, Foundation
Analysis and Design, McGrawHill International edition, 1997. 3. Dunnicliff,
J. and Green, G.E, Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance,
John Wiley & Sons, 1982. 4. Gopal
Ranjan and Rao, A.S.R,
Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics, Wiley Eastern Limited, 1991. 5. Lunne,
T., Robertson, P.K. and Powell, J.J.M, Cone Penetration Testing in
Geotechnical Practice, Blackie Academic & Professional, 1997. 6. Compendium of Indian Standards
on Soil Engineering Parts 1 and II 1987 1988. 
CE 643 EARTHQUAKE GEOTEHCNICAL ENGINEERING 3 0 0 6 Prerequisites: Dynaimcs of Soils and Foundations (CE532)/Structural
Dynamics (CE504) Earthquake seismology –
Causes of earthquake, Plate tectonics, Earthquake fault sources, Seismic
waves, Elastic rebound theory, Quantification of earthquake, Intensity and
magnitudes, Earthquake source models. Earthquake ground motion –
Seismograph, Characteristics of ground motion, Effect of local site
conditions on ground motions, Design earthquake, Design spectra, Development
of site specification and codebased design. Ground response analysis –
Onedimensional ground response analysis: Linear approaches, Equivalent
linear approximation of nonlinear approaches, Computer code
“SHAKE”. Liquefaction and lateral
spreading  Liquefaction related phenomena, Liquefaction susceptibility:
Historical, Geological, Compositional and State criteria. Evaluation of
liquefaction by cyclic stress and cyclic strain approaches, Lateral
deformation and spreading, Criteria for mapping liquefaction hazard zones.
Seismic design of foundations, Seismic slope stability analysis: Internal
stability and weakening instability and Seismic design of retaining walls. Textbooks/References 1. Kramer S.L., Geotechnical
Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall, 1996. 2. Day, R.W., Geotechnical
Earthquake Engineering Handbook, McGrawHill, 2002. 3. Seco
e Pinto, P., Seismic behaviour of ground and
Geotechnical structure, A. A. Balkema, 1997. 4. Naeim,
F., The Seismic Design Handbook, Kluwer Academic
Publication, 2^{nd} Edition, 2001. 5. Bolt, B.A, Earthquakes, W. H.
Freeman and Company, 4th Edition, 1999. 6. Lourie,
W., Fundamentals of geophysics, Cambridge University press, 1997. 7. Wang J.G.Z.Q and Law, J.K.T., Siting in Earthquake zones, A. A. Balkema,
1994. 8. Ferrito,
J.M, Seismic design criteria for soil liquefaction, Tech. Report of Naval
Facilities service centre, Port Hueneme, 1997. 
CE 645 SOILSTRUCTURE INTERACTION 3 0 0
6 SoilFoundation Interaction:
Introduction to soilfoundation interaction problems, Soil behavior,
Foundation behavior, Interface behavior, Scope of soil foundation interaction
analysis, soil response models, Winkler, Elastic continuum, Two parameter
elastic models, Elastic plastic behavior, Time
dependent behavior. Beam on Elastic Foundation Soil Models: Infinite beam,
Two parameters, Isotropic elastic half space, Analysis of beams of finite
length, Classification of finite beams in relation to their stiffness. Plate
on Elastic Medium: Thin and thick plates, Analysis of finite plates,
Numerical analysis of finite plates, simple solutions. Elastic Analysis of
Pile: Elastic analysis of single pile, Theoretical solutions for settlement
and load distributions, Analysis of pile group, Interaction analysis, Load
distribution in groups with rigid cap. Laterally Loaded Pile: Load deflection
prediction for laterally loaded piles, Subgrade
reaction and elastic analysis, Interaction analysis, Pileraft system,
Solutions through influence charts. An introduction to soilfoundation
interaction under dynamic loads. Textbooks/References 1. Selvadurai,
A.P.S, Elastic Analysis of SoilFoundation Interaction, Elsevier, 1979. 2. Poulos,
H.G., and Davis, E.H., Pile Foundation Analysis and Design, John Wiley, 1980. 3. Scott, R.F., Foundation
Analysis, Prentice Hall, 1981. 4. Structure Soil Interaction 
State of Art Report, Institution of Structural Engineers, 1978. 5. ACI 336. (1988), Suggested
Analysis and Design Procedures for combined footings and Mats, American
Concrete Institute. 
CE 646 ROCK MECHANICS 3 0 0 6 Geological formation of rocks,
Structural Geology, Classification of rocks, Physicomechanical
properties of rocks, Laboratory and field tests, Stressstrain behaviour, Failure criteria for intact rock and rock
masses, Fracture mechanism, Analysis and design of underground openings,
Instrumentation in tunnels, Rock support and reinforcement, Foundations on
rock, Rock blasting. Textbooks/References 1. Mukerjee,
P.K., A text book of Geology, World Press, 1995. 2. Brady, B.H.G. and Brown, E.T,
Rock Mechanics for Underground Mining, Chapman & Hall, 1993. 3. Brown, E.T, Rock Characterisation, Testing and Monitoring, Pergamon Press, 1986. 4. Herget,
G., Stresses in Rock, Balkema, 1988. 5. Hoek,
E. and Brown, E.T., Underground Excavation in Rock, Institution of Mining and
Metallurgy, 1982. 6. Goodman, R.E, Introduction to
Rock Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons, 1989. 7. Bieniawski,
Z.T, Engineering Rock Mass Classification, John Wiley and Sons, 1989. 8. Coates, D.F, Rock Mechanics
Principles, Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology, 1981. 9. Jaeger, J.C. and Cook, N.G.W,
Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics, Chapman and Hall, 1976. 10. Wyllie, D.C., Foundations on
Rock, E & FN Spon. 2nd Edition, 1992. 
CE 647 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNOLOGY 3 0 0
6 Soil as a multiphase system;
Soilenvironment interaction; Properties of water in relation to the porous media;
Water cycle with special reference to soil medium. Soil mineralogy;
significance of mineralogy in determining soil behavior; Mineralogical characterization. Mechanisms of soilwater
interaction: Diffuse double layer models; Force of attraction and repulsion;
Soilwatercontaminant interaction; Theories of ion exchange; Influence of
organic and inorganic chemical interaction. Introduction to unsaturated soil
mechanics; water retention property and soilwater characteristic curve; flow
of water in unsaturated soil. Concepts of waste containment
facilities; desirable properties of soil; contaminant transport and
retention; contaminated site remediation. Introduction to advanced soil
characterization techniques; volumetric water content; gas permeation in
soil; electrical and thermal properties; poresize distribution; contaminant
analysis. Textbooks/References 1. Mitchell, J.K and Soga, K.,
Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2005. 2. Fang, HY., Introduction to
Environmental Geotechnology, CRC Press,1997. 3. Daniel, D.E, Geotechnical
Practice for Waste Disposal, Chapman and Hall, 1993. 4. Rowe, R.K., Quigley, R.M. and
Booker, J.R., Clay Barrier Systems for Waste Disposal Facilities, E & FN Spon, 1995. 5. Rowe, R.K, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. 6. Reddi,
L.N. and Inyang, H.F, Geoenvironmental
Engineering  Principles and Applications, Marcel Dekker Inc, 2000. 7. Sharma, H.D. and Lewis, S.P,
Waste Containment Systems, Waste Stabilization and Landfills: Design and
Evaluation, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1994. 
CE 648 APPLIED SOIL MECHANICS 3 0 0 6 Earth pressures and design of
retaining walls: Lateral earth pressure coefficients; Rankine
and Coulomb theories; Graphical constructions; Passive earth pressure with
curved rupture surfaces. Theory of arching in soils and its applications in
tunnel, conduits, silos. Braced excavations and open cuts, Sheet piles and
Anchored bulkheads, Cofferdams and their design. Diaphragm walls, Bored pile
walls and Prestressed ground anchors. Stability
analysis and design Earth dams and embankments. Nonconventional retaining
systems: Reinforced retaining walls and landfill systems. Textbooks/References 1. Kurian,
N.P, Design of Foundation Systems – Principles and Practices, New
Delhi, Narosa publishing House, 2nd Edn., 1994. 2. Kurian,
N.P., Modern Foundations – Introduction to Advanced Techniques, New
Delhi, Tata McGrawHill Publishing Company Limited,1984. 3. Clayton, C.R.I., Milititsky, J. and Woods, R.I., Earth Pressure and Earth
Retaining Structures, Blackie Academic & Professional, 1993. 4. Terzaghi,
K., Theoretical Soil Mechanics, Wiley, 1965. 5. Terzaghi,
K and Peck, R.B, Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice, Asia Publishing
House, 1960. 6. Teng,
W.C, Foundation Design, PrenticeHall of India Pvt. Ltd., 1965. 7. Bowles, J.W. Analysis and
Design of Foundations, McGrawHill, 4th Ed., 1988. 8. Spangler, M.G and Handy, R.L,
Soil Engineering, Harper & Row, 1982. 
CE 649 GROUND IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES 3 0 0
6 Site investigation and subsoil
exploration; Methods of boring and sampling; Field tests; Engineering
properties of soft, weak and compressible deposits; Principles of treatment;
Methods of soil improvement; Dynamic compaction; Preloading; Vertical drains;
Granular piles; Lime stabilization and injection; Grouting; Soil nailing;
Anchors; Vacuum consolidation; Thermal, electrical and chemical methods; Case
histories. Textbooks/References 1. Bowles, J.E., Foundation
Analysis and Design, McGrawHill International Edition, 1997. 2. Hausmann,
M.R., Engineering Principles of Ground Modification, McGrawHill
International Editions, 1990. 3. Yonekura,
R., Terashi, M. and Shibazaki,
M. (Eds.), Grouting and Deep Mixing, A.A. Balkema,
1966. 4. Moseley, M.P., Ground
Improvement, Blackie Academic & Professional, 1993. 5. Xanthakos,
P.P., Abramson, L.W. and Bruce, D.A., Ground Control and Improvement, John
Wiley & Sons, 1994. 
CE 650 GEOTECHNICAL PRACTICE FOR WASTE DISPOSAL (3006) Introduction to waste
containment, Soil system and soilwater pollution interaction, Structural
components of clayey soils for landfill liner, Soil organic mattersoil
minerals interaction, Site investigation at polluted sites (Geophysical
techniques, Hydrological investigations etc.), Landfill liner system,
Classification of liners and potential problems for clay barrier system, Leachate & gas collection and removal system, Leachate production and clayleachate
compatibility, Soil attenuation by biochemical, physical & chemical
processes, Final covering system, Design of top & drainage layers,
Monitoring in the saturated and unsaturated zone, Construction quality
control and quality assessment, Challenges associated with landfill design
& construction in tropical region. Text
books/References: 1.
D.E. Daniel and R.M. Koerner, Waste Containment
Facilities, ASCE , 2nd Ed,2007. 2.
A.M.O. Mohamed and H.E. Antia, GeoEnvironmental
Engineering, Elsevier,1998. 3.
R.K. Rowe, R.M. Quigley and C. Booker, Clay Barrier Systems for WasteDisposal Facilities, J. R., E and FN Spon, 1995. 4.
H.D. Carney, and S.P. Lewis, Waste Containment Systems, Waste
Stabilization and Landfills: Design and Evaluation, John Wiley & Sons
Inc., 1994. 5.
H.D. Sharma and S.P. Lewis, Waste Containment Systems, Waste Stabilization
and Landfills: Design and Evaluation, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1994. 6.
D.E. Daniel, Geotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal, Chapman and
Hall, 1993. 7.
J.F. Crawford and G.S. Smith, Landfill Technology, Butterworths,
1985. 8.
L.N. Reddi and H.F. Inyang,
Geoenvironmental Engineering
: Principles andApplications, Marcel
Dekker Inc, 2000. 