Credit points: 15
Geotechnology A is the first of the two earth mechanics and foundation engineering subjects included in the Civil Engineering course. This subject introduces students to the basic concepts of the mechanics of soils/rocks. It covers soil descriptions and classification, the fundamental multi-phase nature of soils and the phase relationships, elementary seepage problems and the effective stress concept, deformation and shear strength of soils and rocks. Laboratory techniques to measure these properties and methods to improve them in the field will also be studied.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites CHE2MES and CIV2GR and GEO1ES and MAT2CC
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Principles of geotechnical engineering||Prescribed||Braja, D||7TH ED, CENGAGE LEARNING.|
|Readings||Soil mechanics||Recommended||Craig, R||7TH EDN, MACMILLAN CO OF AUST.|
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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu
Six 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Seven 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
|3 numerical group assignments (each equivalent to 250 words per student)||15|
|3 practical group reports (each equivalent to 500 words per student)||15|
|one 3-hour examination||70|