MG7045 – Geotechnical Engineering C

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Module code
MG7045
Module title
Geotechnical Engineering C
Prescription
To enable students to understand some fundamental concepts of geotechnical earthquake engineering and to carry out simple numerical modelling of soils and foundations.
Programmes
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Critically analyse concepts of wave theory, particularly in the context of earthquake effects on foundations, embankments, and retaining structures.
2.Critique the site effects on ground motions.
3.Evaluate how soils can liquefy, and carry out simple liquefaction related site evaluations.
4.Use software to solve problems related to the interaction of structure with soils.
Content
Wave theory and earthquake effects on civil structures.
Ground motions and site conditions.
Liquefaction of soils.
Computer modelling of soils and foundations.