GEOTECHNICAL DESIGN

CIV3GTD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is the second of two geotechnical 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, an introduction to lateral earth pressure and design of retaining structures, design of shallow and deep foundations for strength and serviceability, analysis of slope stability. Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.6.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCIV3SOM OR CIV3GTA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCIV4GTB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Principles of Foundation Engineering

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorDas B.

YearN/A

Edition/Volume7th Edn

PublisherCenage Learning.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Appreciate the role of geotechnical site investigation and field testing and the need to deal with uncertainty, and scope and plan site investigation programs and interpret the field test results. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
02. Interpret the laboratory and field data and estimate the parameters required in the design for strength and serviceability of shallow and deep foundations, assessment of stability of slopes, evaluation of lateral earth pressure and check of stability of retaining structures. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 2.1 Application of established engineering
03. Recognise the behaviour of soils and analyse their interaction with the foundation systems and/or the supported structure(to enable their design. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
04. Evaluate design options and provide final design recommendations for varies geotechnical structures based on factors such as sustainability, construction feasibility and cost effectiveness. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. 1.6 Understanding the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds for contemporary engineering practice in the specified discipline. 2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
05. Participate effectively as a member of the team in the design and analysis of geotechnical structures and apply ethical principles and professional standards when working in a team with peers. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. 3.4 Professional use and management of information. 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two assignments (equivalent to 600 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two group design projects (equivalent to 750 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Test (equivalent to 400 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two assignments (equivalent to 600 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two group design projects (equivalent to 750 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Test (equivalent to 400 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4