Geotechnical engineering 323

Module code SGM 323
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Application of consolidation theory. Bearing capacity of soil and foundation design, Terzaghi and general methods. Horizontal stresses in soil and design of retaining structures, Rankine and Couloumb’s methods. Slope stability including Bishop’s method of slices. Introduction to site investigation.

Module credits 16.00
Prerequisites (SGM 311)
Contact time 1 practical per week, 3 lectures per week, 2 discussion classes per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Civil Eng
Period of presentation Semester 2

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