Soil Mechanics: Origin of soils, soil classification, three-phase system, fundamental definitions, relationship and inter-relationships, permeability and seepage, effective stress principle, consolidation, compaction, shear strength.
Foundation Engineering: Sub-surface investigations-scope, drilling bore holes, sampling, penetration tests, plate load test. Earth pressure theories, effect of water table, layered soils. Stability of slopes-infinite slopes, finite slopes. Foundation types-foundation design requirements. Shallow foundations-bearing capacity, effect of shape, water table and other factors, stress distribution, settlement analysis in sands and clays. Deep foundation - pile types, dynamic and static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands and clays, negative skin friction.