**Soil Mechanics : Properties and Behavious of Soil **

**Soil Mechanics deals with the study
of soil, its behavior and application as an engineering material.
**

**Karl Terzaghi (1948) is regarded
as father of soil mechanics. He defined soil Mechanics as **
*"the application of laws of mechanics
and hydraulics to engineering problems dealing with sediments and
other unconsolidated accumulations of solid particles produced by
the mechanical and chemical disintegration of rocks regardless of
whether or not they contain an admixture of organic constituent."*

**What is soil and how is it formed?**

Soil **is defined as the
un-aggregated or un-cemented deposits of mineral and/or organic
particles or fragments covering large portion of the earth's crust.**

Soil is formed by weathering of rocks.

**Soil Classification **

On the basis of the grain size of the soil particles.

Gravel: particles larger than 2 mm, but smaller than 63 mm as gravel. The particles larger than 63 mm are denoted as stones.

Sand: particles smaller than 2 mm, but larger than 0.063 mm.

Silt: particles smaller than 0.063 mm and larger than 0.002 mm

Clay or Luthum: particles smaller than 0.002 mm,

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Calculate Principal Stress, Maximum shear stress and the their planes

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Calculate bending moment & shear force for simply supported beam

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Calculate moment of inertia of plane sections e.g. channel, angle, tee etc.

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Moment Distribution Calculator

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Calculate deflection and slope of simply supported beam for many load cases

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