CS4001 - Foundation Engineering and Rock Mechanics
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Foundation Engineering: foundation analysis and design bearing capacity, two-dimensional
consolidation settlement, settlement of shallow foundations on sand; bearing capacity
and settlement of pile foundations; earth retaining structures rigid retaining wall,
sheet piles, braced excavations and reinforced earth walls; introduction to reliability
based design.Rock Engineering: engineering behaviour of rock and rock discontinuities;
hemisphere projection technique with applications to rock slope stability; insitu
rock stress and its measurement; introductory underground opening design. Case histories
and special topics.
- appreciate the role of case histories in geo-engineering practice;
- appreciate the role of rock material and discontinuity strength in the behaviour of
rock slopes and underground openings;
- design shallow and pile foundations;
- estimate consolidation settlements;
- select appropriate types of earth retaining structures;
- apply hemisphere projection techniques to assess rock slope stability;
- assess the stability of slopes.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Assoc. Professor Siva Sivakugan
||Assoc. Professor Siva Sivakugan, Dr Peter To.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours lectures
- 39 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).
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