Credit points: 15
This is the second of two earth mechanics and foundation engineering subjects. The focus of this subject is to extend the student's understanding of earth mechanical properties and enable them to design various types of geotechnical structures. The topics covered include field investigation of soils and rocks, an introduction to rock mechanics, lateral earth pressure and design of retaining structures, design of shallow and deep foundations for strength and serviceability, analysis of slope stability and an introduction to specific software for the design of geotechnical structures.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Principles of Foundation Engineering||Prescribed||B Das||7TH ED, CENAGE LEARNING.|
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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu
Nine 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours field trip per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
|3 numerical group assignments (each equivalent to 250 words per student)||12|
|3 practical group reports (each equivalent to 500 words per student)||18|
|one 3-hour examination||70|