Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours (Lectures: 3 hours per week, Tutorials: 1 hour per week) |
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Students must have completed BOTHthe following subjects, or equivalent, to enrol in this subject:
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Learning in this subject will be assisted by knowledge gained in the following subject:
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This subject replaces:
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Guillermo Narsilio
Dr Guillermo A. Narsilio
Students completing this unit should understand how to make simplifications to complex soil conditions, how to establish strength/deformation characteristics of the soil and how to apply fundamental geomechanics knowledge learned in earlier units to solve problems involving the stability of an earth mass.
Topics covered include a detailed review of porewater pressures and effective stress, soil strength and compressibility, consolidation, compaction and their applications to geotechnical design in selected areas such as foundations, earth retaining structures, reinforced soil, slope stability and pavements
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Hurdle requirement: Students must pass BOTH assignment and exam components to pass the subject
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Course notes will be made available in LMS or for purchase from the University Bookroom
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) |
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Science
B-ENG Civil Engineering stream |
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Master of Engineering (Structural)
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