Aims/Description: This module is an introductory module to the use of soils in engineering practice. As soils are a naturally varying material, the creation of different soil types is first discussed giving the student a background in why soils differ. This then progresses into the engineering classification of soils followed by the design of simple geotechnical structures. These include retaining walls and earth embankments.
Restrictions on availability: Suitable for visiting students
Notes: This module forms part of a degree course accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators of the ICE and IStructE
Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):
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