course covers physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of soil. Types of
soils with emphasis on clay and interaction with water. Site
investigation-objectives methods of sampling field tests, soil profiles and
laboratory identification tests. Shear strength and stresses in soil should be
considered these should includes; Mohrs stress circle, Mohrs-Coulomb theory of
failure. Shear test-vane tests, shear box test, traixial, shear strength of
saturated clay and compacted unsaturated clays.