## Slope Stability

Natural slopes tend to slide or fall to their lower side, given long enough time. Depending on the saturation degree of…

## Consolidation Settlement

Consolidation settlement is a time dependent settlement that occurs in clay soils, due to applied loads from above. As we wrote…

## Elastic Settlement

After finding stresses in soil, we can calculate settlement amount. Settlement of soils in general has three stages: The immediate settlement…

## Stress Increase in Soils

We have looked at bearing capacity of the soil in the previous section but checking only that is not enough. We…

## Bearing Strength of Soil

So far, under soil strength section, we have explained total and effective stresses, pore pressure, angle of internal friction, shear strength,…

## Cohesion of Clay

Cohesion, although thought to have only one meaning by many engineers, actually has two close meanings to each other. One meaning…

## Angle of repose

We talked about angle of internal friction of soil, in previous posts of this series. There is also the angle of…

## Triaxial Test

A more complicated version of direct shear test which we talked about in the previous post, is called triaxial test, where…

## 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…