Soil Mechanics - CVEN2201

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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An introductory course to fundamentals of soil mechanics. Topics include: description of soil, basic phase relationships, clay mineralogy, confined and unconfined seepage, principle of effective stress, consolidation theory, compaction, stress distribution and settlement, Mohr circle, failure criterion, strength of soils, soil testing, stress-strain behaviour of soils and slope stability.


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