Engineering Behaviour of Soils (CIVL5455)

UNIT OF STUDY

The objective of the course is to provide an introduction to the critical state framework. This framework is used for the basis for developing an understanding of the stress, strain, strength behaviour of all soils, and is used to present a rational approach to the selection of parameters for use in geotechnical design.

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Classes

Independent Study 4 hrs per week. Lectures 2hrs per week 12 weeks of semester. Tutorials 1hr per week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (80%), Final Exam (20%)

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No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: CIVL2410 AND CIVL3411. A knowledge of basic concepts and terminology of soil mechanics is assumed. Experience with geotechnical practice in estimating parameters from field and laboratory data would be useful but not essential.

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