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ENG2206

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Jianfeng Xue

Synopsis

All aspects of geoengineering are considered at an elementary level, as well as basic engineering geology, formation and weathering processes, sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, the geotechnical spectrum - soil, rock, weathering, deposition cycle, basic soil and rock properties, void ratio, water content etc, and the two phase model. All materials are assumed to be granular and frictional. The unit includes the analysis and design of slopes, shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, and pavements. Effective stresses only are used. Visualisation is developed through the mapping and modelling exercise. A clear emphasis on sustainable design will be made.

Objectives

The student is expected to acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of the methods and processes of geoengineering.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours) 50%
Practical/project work: 50%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jianfeng Xue

Contact hours

24 lectures, 24 tutorial/workshop classes per semester

Prerequisites

ENG1210

Prohibitions

CIV2241