GEOTECHNOLOGY B

CIV4GTB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV3GTA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinciples of Foundation EngineeringPrescribedB Das7TH ED, CENAGE LEARNING.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
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.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
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.

Field Trip
One 2.0 hours field trip per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
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 examination70