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49119 Problematic Soils and Ground Improvement Techniques

6cp; 3hpw (lectures and tutorials combined)
Requisite(s): ((120 credit points of completed study in C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)) AND 48360 Geotechnical Engineering AND 48330 Soil Behaviour)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Postgraduate

Description

The main purposes of this subject are to study the properties of problematic soils and the associated difficulties related to construction of structures on these soils, and also to introduce the design principles in ground improvement techniques. The major emphasis is on understanding the concept of failure in soil mechanics and being able to recommend suitable ground improvement methods for a range of problematic soils. The major group research project or case study allows students to learn critical review of engineering documents and projects, and disciplinary research skills.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus


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