|Module code||SGM 311|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
Introduction to soil mechanics. Introduction to clay mineralogy. Mass, volume relationships and phases of soil. Groundwater flow and permeability. Effective stress principles. Suction pressures in saturated as well as partially saturated soil. The Mohr circle and stresses at a point. The Mohr-Coulomb strength theory and the stress-strain properties of soil. The Boussinesq theory. Consolidation theory and soil settlement.
|Service modules||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
|Contact time||1 practical per week, 2 tutorials per week, 3 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Separate classes for Afrikaans and English|
|Period of presentation||Semester 1|
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