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It aims to equip students with the main concepts of foundation design where the concepts of pile foundations, retaining walls and slope stability are explored. The course gives a student adequate tools to understand the design approaches associated with different types of soil. Geotechnical standard code, Eurocode 7 is introduced and discussed. In addition principles of ground water flow and the main problems related to its sustainable management are discussed. This course aims for a student to reach an adequate level in soil mechanics and foundation engineering as the basis for the training of a professional civil or structural engineer.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||10 credits (5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).
There are no assessments for this course.
Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions. A class feedback will be given on a mini SCEF forms run half way throughout the course.