DE6201 – Geotechnical Engineering 2

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Module code
DE6201
Module title
Geotechnical Engineering 2
Prescription
To develop further knowledge of the principles and practice of geotechnical engineering
Programmes
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Examine the occurrence and flow of water through soils and discuss the impact soil water has in engineering practice.
2.Determine and evaluate the shear strength parameters of soils.
3.Determine the earth pressure on, and analyse the stability of, earth retaining structures.
4.Analyse the stability of earth slopes.
5.Determine the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations.
6.Understand the process of consolidation and estimate consolidation settlement.
Content
Darcy's Law; Co-efficient of permeability; Effective stress; Flow nets, Wick drains
Coulomb's law; Shear box; Tri-axial compression
Types of retaining structures; Rankine's method; Stability Analysis
Stability of cohesive- and non-cohesive slopes; Stability curves, computer simulations, geotechnical monitoring and instrumentation
Terzaghi's equation; bearing capacity coefficient; shape factors; safety factors; Piles
Stress at depth; Consolidation test results; Coefficient of volume change/Compression index
Assessment Criteria
Assignments/Projects30
Laboratory reports10
Tests10
Examination50