Module Title:   Soil Mechanics 1

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2001M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Construction & Environment (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M Mohamed

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop an understanding of the behaviour of soil, and the factors influencing the behaviour.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures. Deeper understanding is developed during problems classes, and further enhanced using the laboratory class. Oral feedback is given during the laboratory sessions and problems classes. Written assessment will concern the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module and the formal examination will assess the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Review of soil behaviour in terms of its particulate nature
1.2 Apply principles of continuum mechanics to soils.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2 Perform in a laboratory context and interpret related data.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Present and interpret data.
3.2 Solve problems systematically.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 80%
  Examination - closed book 1.00 20%
  two class tests
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Volume- mass relations, Darcy`s law of permeability, definitions of effective stresses and pore water pressure. Seepage and consolidation. Shear strength of soils. Stresses in soil mass. One-dimensional consolidation, drained and undrained soil behaviour.Lab tests: permeability (falling head and constant head), oedometer test, shear box, triaxial test.

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