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 Hongyuan (Hong) Liu|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- 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
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesENG103 or KAA110
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KNE773 or ENG315 or KNE273
|Assessment||Design/drawing (50%)|Report (20%)|Data analysis (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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