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Soil Mechanics

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
David White
Academic year

Module overview

This module provides an introduction to the principles of soil mechanics – how soil behaves when subject to engineering loads and construction processes. It also provides knowledge of simple analysis methods that are appropriate for assessment of geotechnical structures – foundations, slopes and retaining walls – and groundwater control problems. At the end of the module the students should be able to understand soil behaviour and apply their knowledge to straightforward engineering structures. The modules builds on the introduction to geological materials given in Part 1 Civil and Environmental Engineering Fundamentals (CENV1025) and provides a foundation for more detailed analysis of geotechnical structures which will be covered in Part 3 Geotechnical Engineering