Geotechnical Models and Site Investigation - CVEN9511

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Geotechnical features of geological environments including igneous, volcanic, metamorphic, sedimentary and carbonate. Geological structure and environmental effects including; stress, valley bulging, tectonic setting, glaciation, weathering and alteration; and Holocene geology. Geomorphology, the surface expression of the underlying geology and geological processes. Total geology and geotechnical engineering models. Planning of site investigations and the parameters required, drilling, trenching and in-situ permeability of soil and rock. In-situ testing of soil, including SPT, CPT, piezocone, vane shear. Laboratory testing of soil including triaxial, direct shear and ring shear. Field instrumentation for pore pressure and displacement. Geotechnical mapping. Geological, structural, geotechnical, geomorphological, air photo, specialised vector maps and landslides.


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