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Soil Mechanics Series - Stress and Strain

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119.80 USD
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Course description

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In Soil Mechanics Series - Stress and Strain, you'll learn ...

  • How to characterize the distribution of the three phases of a soil mass and determine their inter-relationships
  • The principles of effective stress and effective overburden pressure and how to calculate them
  • Vertical stress distribution in soils due to external loadings
  • What is the depth of significant influence (DOSI)


Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 52 pages

Soil consists of three phases of solid, liquid and gas. In engineering, the interaction of these phases dominates soil behavior in response to applied loads. Because of the three-phase composition, soils exhibit complex states of stresses and strains. A key task in the design and construction of facilities on, in, and with soils is proper quantification of these states of stress, and their corresponding strains.

This course, as a part of the soil mechanics series, covers basic theories and practical applications of stress and strain in soils. Human beings have been building structures on, in, and with soils for centuries, and the principles of soil mechanics have been used for a long time, whether they were theorized or not.

This course is applicable to geotechnical, civil, mining, structural, and environmental engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning, design, and construction of building structures that utilize soils.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Soil phase diagram and basic volume-weight relationships
  • Basic theories of soil mechanics, including effective stress, consolidation, Mohr-Coulomb (M-C) failure criterion, and Rankine active and passive failure zone theories
  • Concepts and practical approaches of applying soil mechanics basic theories to design and construction in evaluating volume-weight properties, effective overburden stresses, depth of major stress bulb, 2:1 stress distribution, and soil shear strength as defined by M-C criterion
  • Lateral stresses in foundation soils


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