Geomechanics - CVEN9512

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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Fundamentals of the effective stress concept, seepage analysis and Laplace Equation, basic and advanced theories of consolidation, nonlinearity and Biots theorem, soil liquefaction, seismic analysis of embankment dams, critical state soil mechanics, fundamentals of continuum mechanics, theory of elasticity, constitutive relationships and failure criteria for real soils, soil plasticity and Cam-clay model, fundamentals of unsaturated soils mechanics


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