ENGCV331-20B (HAM)

Geotechnical Engineering 2

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz
: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz

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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz
: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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Analysis of seepage, consolidation, settlement, and earth pressure; measurement of soil strength; analysis and design of retaining walls and foundations.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through a combination of short lecture videos, tutorials, workshops and labs. Also, tutorials, workshops and labs will be recorded a and will be available via Moodle.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Select and apply appropriate methods to analyse and design geotechnical systems accounting for groundwater flow, pore water pressure and consolidation (WA2).
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  • Apply engineering knowledge to determine ground behaviour in a range of applications (WA1)
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  • Select and apply appropriate methods to the analysis and design of foundations and retaining structures accounting for variations in soil conditions and groundwater levels (WA2)
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  • Select and apply modern tests to measure soil properties in the laboratory and in situ (WA5)
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Assessment

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Assessed work involves completing a series of problem-solving assignments and laboratory reports. Each assignment will include several problems to be solved using the knowledge gained in the lectures.

Each Lab report is expected to be 4-6 pages long, with original data, graphs and analysis, and a brief interpretation of the results presented.

Further details of submission requirements are included on Moodle.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Lab 1
14 Aug 2020
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Lab 2
21 Aug 2020
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test 1
13 Aug 2020
No set time
25
  • In Class: In Tutorial
4. Lab 3
11 Sep 2020
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Test 2
1 Oct 2020
No set time
25
  • In Class: In Tutorial
6. Assignment: retaining wall
25 Sep 2020
5:00 PM
10
  • Other: Hand in at FG block reception
7. Assignment: foundation
16 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
10
  • Other: Hand in at FG block reception
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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R.F. Craig, Craig's soil mechanics, eighth edition, Taylor and Francis.

B. M. Das and K. Sobhan, Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, 9th edition Cengage Learning US.
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Online Support

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Supplementary materials will be uploaded on Moodle as needed.
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Workload

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  • 3x15-20 min videos lectures per week

    3x1 hr "Discussions Lectures" per week

  • 5x2 hrs workshop/lab during the Trimester

  • 15 hrs to complete three lab reports;

  • 20 hrs to complete problem-solving assignments;

  • 50 hrs reviewing lecture materials for tests;

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGCV231 or ERTH352 or EARTH313

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