Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering - CVEN4202

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: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite/s: CVEN2201, CVEN3201.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Topic 1: Application of computer simulation techniques to geotechnical engineering problems. The course will cover mathematical model, finite-difference method for steady-state seepage and consolidation analysis; finite element method for steady-state seepage flow, transient seepage flow, stress analysis, consolidation analysis, staged construction and excavations; modelling techniques; applications of commercial finite-element packages; convergence study and error estimation. Topic 2: an introduction to the fundamentals of critical state soil mechanics and soil plasticity.


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