|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
Engineering classification of soils, engineering characteristics and uses, phase relationships, Atterberg limits, compaction. Origin of soils. Saturated and unsaturated soils, effective stress and pore pressure, capillary effects simple stress states in soils. Permeability and one-dimensional seepage, filter design, quick conditions. Consolidation. Shear strength of soils, Mohr-Coulomb failure theory, direct shear and triaxial testing. Foundation types, bearing capacity of shallow foundations, introduction to stresses beneath footings. Lateral pressures on retaining walls, Rankine's earth pressure theory, design of simple retaining walls. Foundations on reactive soils, shrink-swell behaviour, site classification. Simple site investigation, disturbed and undisturbed sampling.
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019|
|Coord/Lect:||Assoc. Professor Siva Sivakugan.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); quizzes or tests (5%); 5 practicals worth 3% each (15%).|
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