Geotechnical Design

CVE80007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20


Prerequisites

Undergraduate Students
CVE20004 Geomechanics
 
Concurrent prerequisite
A unit can be either completed prior to commencing study or taken at the same time
 
Postgraduate Students
Admission to cognate PG degree

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills of geotechnical engineering design. This includes site characterisation, ground improvement, field instrumentation, geosynthetics, geotechnics of pavements, soil stabilisation, specialised laboratory testing, dredging and land reclamation.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Determine site investigation and in-situ testing techniques. (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A1, A3, A6)
2. Applies the basic theory and design methodology for ground improvement works (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4)
3. Conducts back-analysis of field instrumentation (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4)
4. Executes design methodology for various geosynthetics (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4)
5. Formulates the methodology of dredging and land reclamation works (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4)
6. Applies pavement design and soil stabilisation techniques. (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4)
7. Analyse advanced laboratory testing and numerical modelling methods (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A2, A4, A5, A7)