NEC2202 - Geomechanics
|1.||Review key requirements for safe, serviceable and cost effective foundations for several different types of structures in or on a range of soil and rock types;|
|2.||Locate, evaluate and use specific site soil / rock information from websites, geological maps, laboratory / field investigations and reports for design purposes;|
|3.||Analyse requirements and design shallow foundations (including pad and strip footings and slabs) and deeper pile foundations for a range of common structures in different earth / rock profiles;|
|4.||Analyse earth pressure theory and design retaining walls and related structures when subjected to a range of backfill soil types and moisture conditions;|
|5.||Review the principles and carry out basic design work related to dewatering, soil improvement systems and the use of geosynthetic materials;|
|Assignment||Assignment 1: Team-based report||15%|
|Assignment||Assignment 2: Team-based problem solving / design and report||15%|
|Test||Two written tests (30% each)||60%|
Elements of Soil Mechanics, 9th edn,
Smith, I. (2014)
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