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SF7003 EARTH AND ROCK FILL DAMS Syllabus | Anna University Regulation 2013 ME Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering First Year Second Semester Syllabus

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SF7003 EARTH AND ROCK FILL DAMS Syllabus | Anna University Regulation 2013 ME Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering First Year Second Semester Syllabus.  Below is the Anna University 2013 Regulation Syllabus for 2nd Semester for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Textbooks, Reference books, Exam portions, Question Bank, Previous year question papers, Model question papers, Class notes, Important 2 marks, 8 marks, 16 marks topics.
It is applicable for all students admitted in the Academic year 2013-2014 onwards for all its Affiliated institutions in Tamil Nadu.



 Students are expected to learn reasons for failure and damages of embankments and slopes, various methods of analysis of slopes and remedial techniques to protect the slopes.

UNIT I DESIGN CONSIDERATION 9 Design consideration, Factors influencing design, Types of earth and rock fill dams, Design details, Provisions to control pore pressure. 

UNIT II STABILITY OF SLOPES 12 Introduction, Stability of infinite and finite slopes, Limit Equilibrium method, Wedge analysis, Method of Slices, Bishop’s method, Janbu’s method etc. Special aspects of slope analysis, stability charts. Role of geosynthetics in stabilization of slopes. 

UNIT III SEEPAGE ANALYSIS 5 Seepage analysis, Flow nets, Stability conditions during construction, Full reservoir and drawdown - cut off walls – Trenches – Importance of drainage and filters. 

UNIT IV FAILURE AND DAMAGES 9 Failure and damages, Nature and importance of failures in embankment and foundation - Piping, Differential settlement, Foundation slides, Earthquake damage, creep and anisotropic effects, Reservoir wave action, Dispersive piping. 

UNIT V SLOPE PROTECTION MEASURES 10 Special design problems, Slope protection, Filter design, Foundation treatment, Earth dams on pervious soil foundation, Application of Geosynthetic materials in filtration. Treatment of rock foundation, Construction Techniques, Quality control and performance measurement. 

 Students are capable of reasoning out the causes of failure and damages of embankments and slopes. They can carry out slope stability analysis using various methods. They are also capable of carrying out remedial measures and protection of slopes.

1. Rowe, R.K., Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook, Kulwer Academic Publishers, 2001. 
2. Anderson, M.G., and Richards, K.S., Slope Stability, John Wiley, 1987. 
3. Sherard, J.L., Woodward, R.J., Gizienski, R.J. and Clevenger, W.A., Earth and Earth rock dam, John Wiley, 1963. 
4. Chowdhury, D.F., Slope analysis, Prentice Hall, 1988. 
5. McCarthy, R.N., Essentials of Soil Mechanics and Foundations: Basic Geotechnics,Sixth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002. 
6. Bramhead, E.N., The Stability of Slopes, Blacky Academic and Professionals Publications, Glasgow, 1986. 
7. Chandhar, R.J., Engineering Developments and Applications, Thomas Telford, 1991 
8. Koerner, R.M. Designing with Geosynthetics, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 1997.

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