This unit builds on the basic concepts and fundamental principles of engineering geology and soil mechanics and focuses on geotechnical engineering design. It introduces the following topics to students: soil stress path, soil shear strength, critical state model, bearing capacity and serviceability limit of geotechnical structures, footing design, pile foundation design, slope stability, lateral earth pressure and retaining wall design.
|Unit name||Foundation Engineering and Design|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Doctor Hong Liu|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Model the behaviour of engineering soils under typical loading conditions using poroelastic model, Mohr-Coulomb failure model and critical state model.
- Design typical geotechnical structures such as footing, pile, slope and retaining wall including their documentations to ensure their short-term and long-term stabilities using both total and effective stress analysis methods.
- Evaluate the stability of geostructures against typical failure mechanisms using analytical and numerical methods
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PrerequisitesENG103 or KAA110
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KNE773 or ENG315 or KNE273
3 x 1 hour lectures per week,
1 x 1 hour tutorial per week, and
3 x 3 hours practicals per semester
|Assessment||Quizzes (10%)|Exam (30%)|Design project (35%)|Practical reports (10%)|Assignments (15%)|
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Knappett, J.A., Craig, R.F. 2012. Craig's Soil Mechanics, 8th Edition, SPON Press
Budhu, M. 2011. Soil Mechanics and Foundations (3rd Edition). J.Wiley and Sons Inc, NY
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