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CIV3247 - Geoengineering

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: J Kodikara and P G Ranjith


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Geological processes, folding and faulting, geological map interpretation, mineral types and influence on engineering properties, identification of soil and rock types, origins and behaviour, site investigation techniques, geological history, stereographic projection; kinematic analysis of slopes, engineering uses of rock and soil; the stress-strain-pore pressure response of soil and rock; failure criteria; stress paths; drained and undrained strengths, consolidation and creep settlements; earth pressures; and behaviour, analysis and design of slopes, embankments, retaining walls and tunnels.


Test: 10%
Design assignment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 50%. Students must pass both assignment, test and examination components.

Contact hours

22 lectures, 22 hours of design class or practicals and 8 hours of field trip


CIV2241 or CIV2242