Engineering

ECMM109 - Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (2010)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Geotechnical Engineering CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM109 MODULE CONVENERProf Akbar Javadi (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To introduce advanced concepts of geotechnical engineering including models in soil mechanics, elastoplastic constitutive models for soils, critical state theory, stresspaths and soil tests and applications of elastoplastic models in geotechnical engineering.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Soil models in geotechnical engineering, elasticity, plasticity and yielding, elasto-plastic models for soils, Cam clay, critical states, stress paths and soil tests, strength of soils, behaviour of soils, interpretation of triaxial test results, determination of elasto-plastic soil parameters from triaxial tests, application of elasto-plastic models.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Wood D M Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics Cambridge University Press 1991 978-0521337823 [Library]
Set Potts D and Zdravkovic L Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering, Vols 1 and 2 Telford Publishing 2001 000-0-727-72812-1 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2110
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined