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CIV201 Geotechnical Engineering

All aspects of geoengineering are considered at an elementary level, as well as basic engineering geology, formation and weathering processes, sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, the geotechnical spectrum - soil, rock, weathering, deposition cycle, basic soil and rock properties, void ratio, water content, for example, and the two phase model. All materials are assumed to be granular and frictional. The course includes the soil description and geological mapping, rock mass classification, soil classification and phase relationships, stress and strain in soils, stress paths, shear failure of soils and analysis and design of shallow foundation. A clear emphasis on sustainable design will be made.

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Semester of offer Subject to change
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
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3.2: Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies
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