Courses Catalogue

Retaining Wall And Embankment Design

COURSE CODE: CIV4152
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course covers retaining wall and embankment design, and earth retaining systems and slope stability. It also course covers the fundamental concepts of lateral earth pressures, slope stability and the design of retaining walls and anchors.  The course includes evaluation of earth pressures based on Rankine and Coulomb theories, lateral pressures imposed by surface and earthquake loads; slope stability analysis for infinite and finite slopes using wedge method, mass procedure, and method of slices.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To get exposed to different types and design of retaining wall and embankment constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil, when there is a desired change in ground elevation that exceeds the angle of repose of the soil.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Gain the knowledge required to calculate lateral earth pressures and draw lateral earth pressure distribution diagrams

·        Understand slope stability analysis for finite slopes using wedge method, mass procedure, and method of slices

·        Further knowledge on the design various types of retaining walls

·        Get exposed to reinforced soil wall.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Describe various retaining wall and embankment designs in civil engineering construction.

·        Apply the knowledge required to calculate lateral earth pressures and draw lateral earth pressure distribution diagrams

·        Apply slope stability analysis for finite slopes using wedge method, mass procedure, and method of slices

·        Design a retaining wall