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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit, students undertake further study of foundations, retaining walls and slope stability. Topics studied include moisture movement in soil with application to drainage and seepage problems; design of earth and rock fill dams; rock mechanics; analysis of rock structures; stability of cuttings and slopes; rock anchors; tunnelling; and machinery foundations, blasting and transmitted vibration.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites CIV41GTB


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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinciples of foundation engineeringPrescribedDas, B M5TH EDN BROOKS/COLE/THOMSON, 2002

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