GROUND IMPROVEMENT & GEOSYNTHETICS ENGINEERING

CIV5GI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The engineering properties of soil at many sites are not good enough to support infrastructure and buildings load. For these sites, some form of soil improvement methods are usually used to enhance the engineering properties of these problematic soils. It is therefore important for civil engineers to know different types of soil improvement methods; the degree to which soil properties may be improved; and the costs and benefits involved. In this subject, the latest state-of the-art techniques in the field of soil improvement will be studied and the fundamentals of its design approach will be covered. Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1,1.3, 2.3B, 3.3.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Aboel Naga

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMENC, SMENCB, SMENE, SMENEB, SMENM, SMENMB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Designing with Geosynthetics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKoerner, Robert

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPrentice Hall

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Soft Ground Improvement in Lowland and Other Environments

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBergado D, et. al.

Year1996

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherASCE Press

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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. Design a geotechnical site investigation project
02. Describe the suitable geotechnical field testing method
03. Demonstrate understanding of the advantages and limitations of different ground improvement methods
04. Describe the most suitable ground improvement technique based on the geotechnical site investigation results
05. Demonstrate understanding in the design method of preloading ground improvement technique
06. Demonstrate understanding in the design method of PVD ground improvement technique
07. Understand design method of thermal ground improvement technique

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Start date between: and    Key dates

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 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three online assignments (each equivalent to 500 words)1500 words total

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

One 1-hour test

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour end of semester written examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7