Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Geotechnical Engineering is concerned with applying the principles learnt in CIVL2280 Geomechanics 1 and CIVL3280 Geomechanics 2 to geotechnical and geoenvironmental design. Technical issues covered include geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigation, soil consolidation theory, elastic settlements, deep foundation design, pile theory and design, ground modification methods and numerical analysis. Analytical and numerical methods required for the aforementioned topics are described. The course material is illustrated by numerous worked examples and includes an integrated set of assignments.
The subject objectives are:
* To understand professional issues related to the practice of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering.
* To be understand the conceptual, technical and practical aspects of conducting geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigations for the purpose of developing a geotechnical model to facilitate engineering design.
* To understand the general principles and some practical solutions for the remediation of contaminated sites.
* To understand the general principles and some practical solutions for estimating the elastic and consolidation settlement of shallow and deep foundations.
* To understand the general principles and some practical solutions for the design of shallow and deep foundations.
* To understand the role of analytic and numerical methods in, and apply specific techniques required for, geotechnical design.
The following topics are covered in the course:
* Investigation of sites for contamination and/or for the design of engineering structures including the procedures, in-situ and laboratory testing and the interpretation of the results.
* Soil consolidation theory.
* Soil and groundwater remediation strategies.
* The design of shallow and deep foundations (including settlement and strength estimations).
* The use of analytical and numerical methods for the analysis of the aforementioned topics.
CIVL4200 Geotechnical Engineering
Content covered in courses CIVL2280 Geomechanics 1 and CIVL3280 Geomechanics 2.
Modes of Delivery
Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term