Geotechnical Engineering

Learning outcomes

This module will provide you with the theoretical basis and practical skills that will enable you to: Design a shallow foundation in drained and undrained conditions. Describe stress distributions beneath shallow foundations and estimate settlements. Estimate pile capacity using empirically derived equations. Calculate horizontal (lateral) earth pressures. Design gravity and sheet pile retaining walls. Design deep excavations. Describe and classify landslides. Complete slope stability analysis for drained and undrained conditions on failure surfaces of planar, circular and general shapes.


This information is provided separately via the Student VLE System

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Module leaders

Professor Catherine O'Sullivan