49118 Applied Geotechnics6cp; Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): (48330 Soil Behaviour AND (120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): 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)))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
The purpose of this subject is to provide practical awareness and advanced problem solving techniques for students who wish to widen their analytical and design skills in the field of geotechnical engineering and transport infrastructure. Students recognise that completion of this subject supports them to work in professional practice and the global market. The syllabus covers the revision of soil mechanics, foundation engineering and retaining wall design; introduction to rock mechanics, deep excavation methods and supporting systems; dewatering methods in soil; design of cofferdams; geotechnical aspects of tunnelling construction and design; introduction to embankment dams; geotechnical aspects of landfills; and rail track substructure problems, track formation stabilisation techniques and their limitations.
Spring session, City campus
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125