# ENG07015 2019 Geotechnical Engineering 301

### General Details

Full Title
Geotechnical Engineering 301
Transcript Title
Geotechnical Engineering 301
Code
ENG07015
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Patrick Naughton
Programme Membership
SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering
Description

This module focuses on the application of soil mechanics to the analysis and design of earth retaining structures, foundations and earthworks. The module is structured so that students can apply this design knowledge to a practical engineering situation.

### Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Describe mechanisms by which failure occurs in earth−retaining structures and analyse cantilever and gravity retaining walls for stability

2.

Calculate bearing resistance of shallow foundations under drained and undrained conditions

3.

Calculate the resistance of displacement and replacement piles subject to vertical actions

4.

Perform in teams and communicate appropriately and effectively in both oral and written form to facilitate collaborative structural and geotechnical design of structures

5.

Prepare geotechnical reports giving due regard to the design assumptions and selection of soil parameters

### Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered to full-time learners through a mix of formal lectures and design practical classes.

This module will be delivered to part-time online learners through a mix of live online lectures and online tutorials. The lectures and tutorials will be recorded and made available to the learners through Moodle.

### Module Assessment Strategies

This modules is 40% continuous assessment and 60% final examination at the end of the semester. The continuous assessment is by both group and individual project work. Some of the project work is interdisciplinary projects and run in parallel with projects in Structures 302.

The sizing the slice method of group assessment (Clelford & Hopkins, 2014) will be used to allocate marks to the individual members of the project group. A copy of this method of allocating marks will be given to the students at the start of the module.

Clelford, T. & Hopkins, A., 2014. Sizing the Slice: Assessing Individual Performance in Group Projects, CEBE Funded Case Study retrieved on 5/12/2014 from http://www‑new1.heacademy.ac.uk/cebe/themes/alldisplay? type=resources&newid=casestudies/cebe/sizing_the_slice&site=cebe

### Repeat Assessments

The learners must pass both the continuous assessment and final examination.

Where a learner or group of learners fail the project element of the module they will be required to resubmit the project for the repeat examination session.

Learners who fail the end of module terminal examination will have the opportunity to resit the examination during the repeat examination session.

### Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
ENG06023 201200 Soil Mechanics and Geology 202

### Indicative Syllabus

1. Principles of Eurocode 7 design
2. Bearing capacity, strip & pads foundations
3. Resistance of displacement and replacement piles
4. Retaining wall, gravity and cantilever
5. Earthworks, compaction, ground improvement

INDICATIVE PRACTICAL/PROJECTS

1. Design of foundation, linked to structural design project
2. Design of retaining wall, linked to structural design project
3. Design of earthwork/embankment construction project

### Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

### Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Project Design projects/presentations Continuous Assessment Group Project 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

### End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written exam 2 hours Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Design Projectwork Flat Classroom Practical 2 Fortnightly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Design projects and study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Design Projectwork Not Specified Practical 15 Once Per Semester 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Design projects and study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

### Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
1. Knappett, J., Craig, R.F. Craig's Soil Mechanics CRC Press 2012
2. Barnes, G. Soil Mechanics Princples and practice, Palgrave, 2016
3. Powrie, W. Soil Mechanics Concepts & Applications Third Edition CRC Press 2013
4. Smith, I. Elements of Soil Mechanics 9th Edition 2014
5. Whitlow, R Basic Soil Mechanics Prentice Hall 2001
6. IS EN 19972 (2007), Eurocode 7 Geotechnical Design Part 1: General Rules.
7. IS EN 19972 (2007), Eurocode 7 Geotechnical Design Part 2: Ground Investigation and Testing.
8. BS 5930 (2015). Code of practice for ground investigations
9. BS 6031 (2009). Code of practice for earthworks
10. BS 8002:2015 Code of practice for earth retaining
11. BS 8004:2015 Code of practice for foundations
12. Anon (2016). TII Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, TII Standards website.
13. Anon (2016). TII Manual of Contract Documents for Roadworks, TII Standards website.
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Other Resources

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