NEC2102 - Solid Mechanics
|1.||Evaluate and analyse basic soil / rock information using various sources including geological maps, laboratory and field investigations, websites and texts;|
|2.||Classify major soil and rock types, and explain their typical applications for engineering uses;|
|3.||Predict the behaviour of various soil and rock types under different in-situ conditions by quantitatively and qualitatively assessing key soil and rock parameters;|
|4.||Apply numerical simulation techniques to model geomechanics problems and characterize soil / rock behaviour under various in-situ conditions; and|
|5.||Conduct some key geotechnical laboratory tests, analyse data and interpret results according to the relevant Australian Standards.|
|Laboratory Work||Laboratory reports||15%|
|Assignment||Team-based problem solving exercise and report.||15%|
|Test||Two individual written tests (2hrs each) (30% each)||60%|
Elements of Soil Mechanics 9th ed.
Smith, I. (2014)
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