Courses Catalogue

Design And Construction Of Earth Structures

COURSE CODE: CIV4153
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

CONTACT HRS

Introduction

·        Theory of retaining walls

·        Types of retention systems (soil nails, anchored walls, reinforced soil structures, embedded retaining walls, gravity walls)

·        Applications and selection

·        Review of Engineering Properties of Soils, Stress Distributions and Settlement

 

9 HOURS

Site exploration and characterization

·        site exploration

·        laboratory and in-situ testing

·        synthesis of laboratory and field data

 

6 HOURS

Stability Analysis of Earth Structures

·        Earth pressures

·        Loading

·        Modes of failure

·        Drainage

 

9 HOURS

Earth retaining structures

·        externally and internally stabilized systems

·        lateral earth pressures

·        external stability

 

6 HOURS

Earth Structure Stabilisation

·        Geosynthetics and their applications

·        Properties

·        Earth reinforcement

·        Use in retaining walls, embankments and subgrade stabilisation

·        Design and construction procedures

·        Geosynthetic specification

 

12 HOURS

OSHA Excavation Guidelines

3 HOURS

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

·        Lectures

·        Reading assignments

·        Practical assignments

·        Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

·        Whiteboard and Markers

·        Flip Charts

·        LCD Projectors

·        CDs, DVDs and Tapes