Geotechnical design underpins the performance of vital civil engineering infrastructure related to energy, water, transport and the built environment. This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of geotechnical analysis for a range of civil engineering applications, and will also develop your competence at numerical modelling and geotechnical design. It covers the design process from site investigation to construction, and introduces analysis methods related to both the ultimate limit state and the serviceability limit state. A major coursework element introduces you to industry state-of-the-art finite element software, and you will use this software for a practical design exercise. The module is illustrated throughout using practical case studies from onshore and offshore engineering.
The module is titled ‘advanced’ as it builds on knowledge from CENV2006 Soil Mechanics and CENV3020 Geotechnical Engineering.