|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
Introduction to engineering geology and geo-engineering; Basic geology: the Earth as a system, plate tectonics, identification of rocks and minerals in relation to engineering problems, structural geology, the rock cycle, weathering and erosion, volcanoes and earthquakes. Soil Mechanics: seepage analysis (two-dimensional), pore pressure measurements and method of fragments, SEEP/W; response of soils to stress changes, Terzaghi theory, consolidation and one-dimensional settlement, secondary compression; shear strength and compressibility, Mohr Coulomb strength criteria for drained and undrained conditions, triaxial testing, peak and residual strength, stress paths; slope stability, infinite slope analysis, method of slices, Bishop's method, SLOPE/W; site investigation, CPT and other in situ tests, interpretation of CPT data.
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021|
|Coordinator:||Dr Peter To|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Siva Sivakugan, Dr Peter To, Mr Cid Chenery, Dr Alex McCoy-West.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.