Module Title:   Soil Mechanics 2

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3002M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Construction & Environment (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M Mohamed

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   ENG2001M

Corequisite(s):   None

To extend the application of the fundamental principles of soil behaviour introduced in Soil Mechanics 1, with particular emphasis on analysis and design of foundations and earth structures.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lecture and tutorial sessions.
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures and explored further during tutorials. Oral feedback is given during the tutorials. Assessment is by formal examination.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Critically review soil behaviour in analysis and design of geotechnical problems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2 Use fundamental soil parameters in design and identify their significance.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Present and interpret data

3.2 Solve problems systematically

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Foundations: types of foundations, ultimate bearing capacity, safe bearing capacity, effect of groundwater table, effect of eccentric and inclined loading, bearing capacity of piles, efficiency and settlement of pile group, in-situ testing for ultimate bearing capacity. Lateral earth pressure: theories of earth pressure and their application to retaining walls, Design of earth retaining structures, reinforced soil. Slope stability analysis, techniques to improve the stability of slopes. The concepts of sustainability are considered in the design of different types of foundation and earth works.

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