Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8171040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 土の力学演習
Subject Name
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Exercise of Soil Mechanics
ハシモト リヨウタ,ハタ トシロウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues5-6,Fri5-6:ENG 107
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
Eligible Students The second year students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program
Keywords soil mechanics, engineering classification of soil, compaction  of soil, water flow in soil, compression and consolidation of soil, shear test of soil, shear strength of soil, SDG_11 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This subject is related to (C) ability to understand the components of problems, and (D) ability to analyze, in the learning and educational goals of the program.   
Criterion referenced
Program of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability to analyze  problems 
Class Objectives
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For the construction and management of infrastructures, the knowledge on soil mechanics and foundation engineering is indispensable. The students will study the fundamentals by this exercise of soil mechanics and the lecture of "soil mechanics".   
Class Schedule lesson1 Engineering problems related to soils, index properties of soil
lesson2 Engineering classification of soil
lesson3 Compaction of soil
lesson4 Pore pressure and principle of effective stress
lesson5 Water flow in soil and permeability test soil
lesson6 Seepage analysis of soil structure 1
lesson7 Seepage analysis of soil structure 2
lesson8 Exercises for review
lesson9 Stress distribution in ground
lesson10 Compression property of soil and compression test
lesson11 Theory of consolidation and consolidation test
lesson12 Analysis of consolidation settlement of ground
lesson13 Shear test and shear strength of soil
lesson14 Strength properties of soil
lesson15 Strength parameter of soil and slope stability   

Assignments will be given after each class. 
Kenji Ishihara: Soil Mechanics, Maruzen Co. Ltd. (in Japanese)   
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Previous lessons should be reviewed before the next lesson.   
Grading Method Evaluation of reports on weekly exercise (14 times) and the review report.   
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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