## Pile Capacity

Vertical downwards loads (Compression): Pile carrying capacity for vertical downward loads, comes from two things: The frictional resistance over their side…

## Deep Foundations (Pile Foundations)

Deep foundations, also called as pile foundations, are used when there is not sufficiently strong soil at a reasonable depth, and…

## Shallow foundations

Design: Shallow foundations are used where the soil has enough bearing capacity and shear strength (in other words strong enough) at…

## Foundations

In the previous posts we introduced earth materials from a civil engineering point of view and gave an overview of soil…

## Rock Mechanics

Just like all the subjects we covered for soil mechanics deal with soil properties, rock mechanics deal with the properties of…

## Groundwater Flow nets

Seepage within a soil medium can be shown by flow nets: Groundwater 2a In the figure above we show an seepage…

## Water Head, Hydraulic Gradient, Permeability

Water Head: Since we are explaining subtitle of a subtitle right now, this may seem like a detailed subject in soil…

## Groundwater, Dewatering & Drainage, Seepage

Almost everywhere on earth, we can find water below the land surface, which is called groundwater. For example, approximately 50% of…

## Stress vs Strain, Elasticity Modulus

After discussing stress and strength, the next important item to…

## Mohr’s Circle

In many cases, when performing structural or geotechnical calculations, it…

## Concept of Stress

Many things in civil engineering are expressed in terms of…

## Strength / Mechanics of Materials

In previous section, we dealt with external forces acting on…

## Determinate and Indeterminate Structures

One more post and we will finish the statics subject…

## Axial Force, Shear Force, Bending Moment Diagrams

So far you have learned very important and fundamental concepts…

## Example for solving reactions in statics

Example for solving reactions: Now let’s do a simple example,…

## Types of supports

Although we described the concept already, lets summarize here the…