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ENG3202

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Jianfeng Xue

Synopsis

Geological processes, geological time scale, folding and faulting geological map interpretation, mineral types and influence on engineering properties, identification of soil and rock types 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 over-consolidated and normally consolidated behaviour, analysis and design of slopes, embankments, retaining walls, foundations and tunnels.

Objectives

To develop an understanding of the principles of basic geotechnical engineering and engineering geology and their application to the investigation, modelling, analysis and design of geoengineering structures.

Assessment

Design assignment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%. Students must pass both assignment and examination components

Contact hours

24 lectures, 24 hours of design class or practicals, 8 hours of field trip per semester

Prerequisites

ENG2206

Prohibitions

CIV3247