Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

School

Civil Engineering School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour, 1 Practical or Laboratory hour

Prerequisite

ENGG1400 and (MATH1052 or MATH1072)

Assessment methods

Examinations, laboratory practical and quizzes.

Course coordinator

Dr Alexander Scheuermann (a.scheuermann@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Soil Mechanics investigates the behaviour of soil under mechanic stress and deformation interacting with flow of water. This introductory course gives a first insight into the interesting world of soils. The course deals with: fundamental description of soils on the REV scale, the characterisation and the classification of soils; fundamental principles in the description of flow of water in porous media introducing the hydraulic head based on the equation of Bernoulli, determination of hydraulic conductivity and flow nets; fundamental mechanical concepts including the effective stress concept, strength of soils, consolidation, settlement and testing procedures.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile