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Area/Catalogue
CIVE 5083

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
153762

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of key processes involved in advanced soil mechanics analysis and geotechnical design.

Course content

Soil behaviours: Undrained, drained and partial drained soil behaviour under stress or strain control loading paths; Critical state of soil: introduction of critical state of soil, effect of saturation/unsaturation, drained/undrained on critical state. Introduction of critical state soil mechanics framework; State concept: State concept of soil and simplified constitutive modelling. State concept in liquefaction potential analysis. Empirical relation among soil states and design parameters; Design: analysis and design of piles and pile groups.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

CIVE 3008 Soil Mechanics (or an equivalent undergraduate soil mechanics course)

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Assignment 1000 words 20% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 20% N/A
Assignment 1000 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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