10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: CIV150

Aims/Description: This module is aimed at extending your knowledge of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The focus is on applying fundamental understanding of mechanics to geotechnical problem solving with an emphasis on fluid-soil interaction. The approach is designed to link soil mechanics theory (e.g. seepage, consolidation and settlement) to practical application (e.g. deformation of foundations) through the use of physical models and case studies. The course will encompass lectures, tutorials, group work including laboratories, and directed and independent reading.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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