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E-mail: laslo.caki@rgf.bg.ac.rs

Soil Mechanics

Course Description

Study program: Geotechnics (V semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Soil Mechanics

Instructors: Dr Laslo Čaki

Status: Compulsory


Prerequisites: -

Course Objectives: Introduction to the basic physical-mechanical properties of soil. Use of soil parameters in numerous geotechnical analyses of soil-structure interaction.

Learning Outcomes: Acquiring basic knowledge from soil mehanics.


Theory teaching
Introduction (historical development, task and subject of soil mechanics); Methods of sampling (equipment, dimensions, authority, representative); Structure of soil and clay minerals; Phase composition; Granulometric composition – porometric composition; Consistence (types and stages); Classification and soil naming (USCS, AASHTO); Field identification of soil; Permeability, waterproof, capillarity; Stresses and strains and stress-strain characteristics – Mohr circle; Geostatic stress state ( Terzaghi’s principle of effective stresses); Experimental investigation of stress-strain characteristics of soil; General of strain characteristics of soil; General of shear strength of soil; Documentation of the investigation results.

Practical teaching
Demonstrative and individual laboratory exercises as well as audio-visual presentations. They include nine tasks which follow lecture material and two independent laboratory exercises.

Suggested Reading List

  1. Максимовић, М., 2008: Механика тла, АГМ књига, стр. 585
  2. Обрадовић, Р., Најдановић, Н., 1999: Механика тла у инжењерској пракси, Рударски институт Београд, стр. 770
  3. Чаки, Л., 2007: Збирка задатака из механике тла, РГФ Београд
  4. Lambe,W., Whitman, R., 1969: Soil mechanics, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 553
  5. Verruijt, A., 2001: Soil mechanics, Delft University of Technology, pp. 333

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
3 2 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Classical lectures, audio-visual lectures and demonstrations, exercises, knowledge check through tests.

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Written Exam 30
Oral Exam 35
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 10
Practical Classes 10

Additional Assessment Criteria -