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Soil mechanics 311


 
Modulekode SGM 311
Kwalifikasie Undergraduate
Fakulteit Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module-inhoud

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.

Modulekrediete 16.00
NQF Level 07
Service modules Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Prerequisites (SWK 210)
Contact time 1 practical per week, 2 tutorials per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Civil Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1

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