CIV3247 - Geoengineering
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering
Leader(s): Dr J Kodikara
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Geological processes, folding and faulting, geological map interpretation, mineral types and influence on engineering properties, identification of soil and rock types, origins and behaviour, site investigation techniques, geological history, stereographic projection; kinematic analysis of slopes, engineering uses of rock and soil; the stress-strain-pore pressure response of soil and rock; failure criteria; stress paths; drained and undrained strengths, consolidation and creep settlements; earth pressures; and behaviour, analysis and design of slopes, embankments, retaining walls and tunnels.
Design assignment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 50%. Students must pass both assignment, test and examination components.
22 lectures, 22 hours of design class or practicals and 8 hours of field trip
CIV2241 or CIV2242