Module Title:   Advanced Geotechnics

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4074M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M Mohamed

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To extend the application of the fundamental principles of soil behaviour introduced in Soil Mechanics 1 and Soil Mechanics 2, with particular emphasis on analysis and design of soil improvement techniques.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The essential concepts are introduced and developed in lectures. Tutorial sessions provide the basis for further in-depth discussion and exploration.

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 analysis of soil improvement, reinforced slopes and soils.

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

3 Show mastery of scientific method; systematic and creative problem solving.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Examination - closed book

Outline Syllabus:
Groundwater flow: methods, control and design of dewatering systems. Ground support techniques during temporary works. Analysis of soil improvement techniques including grouting, vertical drains, and dynamic compaction. Design and construction of soil reinforcement: Bearing capacity of reinforced earth, Reinforced earth walls and slopes.

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