ENGCV331-19B (HAM)

Geotechnical Engineering 2

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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Analysis of seepage, consolidation, settlement, and earth pressure; measurement of soil strength; analysis and design of retaining walls and foundations.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures, tutorials and labs.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Analyse and design geotechnical systems accounting for groundwater flow and pore water pressure
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  • Analyse and design geotechnical systems accounting for the consolidation of fine grained soils
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  • Calculate the stress and deformation of the ground based on the elasticity theory
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  • Analyse and design retaining structures accounting for variations in soil conditions and groundwater levels
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  • Analyse and design shallow foundations accounting for variations in soil conditions and groundwater levels
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  • Analyse and design deep foundations accounting for variations in soil conditions and groundwater levels
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Assessment

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Assessed work involves completing a series of problem-solving assignments and laboratory reports. Each assignment will include several problems to be solved using the knowledge gained in the lectures.

Labs will introduce basic soil mechanics laboratory techniques. Each report is expected to be 3–4 pages long, with original data, graphs and analysis, and a brief interpretation of the results presented.

Further details of submission requirements are included on Moodle.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Lab 1
9 Aug 2019
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Lab 2
16 Aug 2019
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test 1
8 Aug 2019
No set time
12
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
4. Lab 3
6 Sep 2019
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Test 2
26 Sep 2019
No set time
13
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
6. Assignment: retaining wall
20 Sep 2019
5:00 PM
5
  • Other: Hand in at FG block reception
7. Assignment: foundation
11 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
5
  • Other: Hand in at FG block reception
8. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Craig's soil mechanics, eighth edition, Taylor and Francis.
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Supplementary materials will be uploaded on Moodle as needed.
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Workload

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Contact hours: 36 hours lectures + 6 hours lab = 42 hours

Non-contact hours: 15 hours to complete three lab reports; 20 hours to complete problem-solving assignments; 20 hours to prepare tests; 50 hours reviewing lecture materials.

147 hours of study is expected in total.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGCV231 or ERTH352

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