Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

School

Civil Engineering School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Prerequisite

CIVL3210 and CIVL3340

Assessment methods

Reports 50% and End-of-semester exam 50%

Course coordinator

Dr Dorival Pedroso (d.pedroso@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

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

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

(Not offered in 2018) Introduction to numerical methods in geomechanics; introductory tensor analysis and continuum mechanics; coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of geomaterials; implementing constitutive models for soils and rocks; the finite element method (FEM); the finite difference method (FDM); applications of numerical methods in geomechanics; validation and calibration of numerical solutions; limitations of numerical modelling; overview of available computer codes for geotechnical engineering; importance of numerical simulations for cost-effective and safe designs of geotechnical structures.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile