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CIV4249

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 2015 (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.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse site investigation data, insitu test results, and geological map
  2. develop geological models for a development site
  3. determine soil/rock parameters for designing foundations
  4. prepare a concept geotechnical report
  5. design shallow foundations on complex ground conditions based on limit state and

serviceability requirements

  1. determine axial and lateral load capacity of piled foundations based on limit state and serviceability requirements
  2. plan pile tests and evaluate data

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 60%
Examination (3 hours): 40%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component, and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

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

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