SEV352 - Geo Mechanics 1
Not offered in 2015
1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 2 x 3 hour practicals per trimester. Compulsory campus attendance requirement for all students either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or on a single scheduled day during Week 9. Typically Waurn Ponds (Geelong) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester and Cloud (online) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit on a single scheduled day during Week 9.
This unit covers the soil physical properties, mechanical properties and relevant engineering applications. The contents include soil characteristics, soil classification and compaction, permeability, stress and displacement, effective stress, soil shear strength, lateral earth pressures, slope stability and site investigation.
Two assignments (2 x 15% each) 30%, one laboratory report 10%, final examination 60%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% and a minimum of 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during Week 9.
Unit Fee Information
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
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