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CIV4249

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Asadul Haque

Synopsis

Review of soil mechanics model; the geological context of a project; site investigation and laboratory testing techniques; conceptual design of foundations; elastic, consolidation and creep settlement of shallow footings; total and differential settlement; bearing capacity of shallow footings of layered soils; raft foundations; piling options; the relationship between construction techniques and pile performance; axial capacity of single piles in compression and tension; settlement of single piles; capacity and settlement of pile groups; piled rafts; lateral capacity of piles; rational methods for design of rock-socketed piles; static, dynamic, statnamic and integrity testing of piles.

Assessment

Test: 30%
Assignments and interviews: 70%
Students require to score a minimum mark of 45% in the test and assignment components separately and a minimum of 50% overall mark to pass this unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours lecture, 2 hours practical and 8 hours private study per week.

Prerequisites