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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

Unit aim

Introduces the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and their application. Students will develop a basic knowledge of how the mechanical and structural properties of soil underpin the design of engineered structures.

Unit content

Water flow through soils - hydraulic conductivity

Seepage

In situ soil stresses

Soil settlement

Compressive strength of soils

Shear strength of soils

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 apply analytical methods to determine stresses and strains in soils under load
2 demonstrate understanding of the flow of water in soils.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply analytical methods to determine stresses and strains in soils under load
  2. demonstrate understanding of the flow of water in soils.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.