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LESSON PLAN

COURSE : GEOTECHNIQUES
CODE : ECG553 / ECG433
LECTURE : 3 hrs/week
TUTORIAL: NONE Lecturer : Juhaizad Ahmad Tel : 03-5543 6194 (T1-A15-4A)

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1.1 Stress in soil mass due to applied load:
- vertical point load
- line load
Worked Example:
- uniform strip load
3 (4L) 1 Point Loads & Rectangular Footing
- triangular strip load Ref : Tutorial 1A
- uniformly loaded rectangular area
- uniformly loaded circular area
Stress bulbs for vertical stress under foundation
Stress, 1.2 - Concept of elastic and plastic settlement in
Compressibility terms of particle distortion and rearrangement
1 and Settlement of respectively. Worked Example:
soils 3 (3L) 2 - Elastic plastic deformation behaviour of soil. Janbu & Schmertmann Methods
(CO2-PO1,PO3) - Elastic settlement of Terzaghi (cohesive soils) Ref : Tutorial 1B
and Schmertmann (granular soils).

1.3 - Consoildation settlement: Calculation of primary


Assignment 1
and secondary settlement.
(Individual)
3 (3L) 3 - Effect of construction period on consolidation
(SLT 10.5
settlement.
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2.1 Introduction to function and types of retaining


walls.
Worked Example:
2.2 Overview of distribution of lateral earth pressure
3 (3L) 4 Calculation Of Active Thrust
behind a wall Active, passive, at rest, Ref : Tutorial 2A
Retaining hydrostatic pressure
2 Structures
(CO2-PO1,PO3) COMMON
Worked Example: TEST
2.3 - Rigid walls Gravity and reinforced concrete
3 (3L) 5 Stability analysis (17.10.14)
walls. Stability computation and analysis. Ref : Tutorial 2A (SLT 21
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3.1.1 Definition of bearing capacity terms and
3A. FOUNDATION formula. Basic requirement, types and failure
modes-a review Worked Example:
&
Bearing capacity of shallow
SETTLEME 3 (3L) 6 3.1.2 Types of bearing capacity failure. Terzaghi foundation
NT analysis of bearing capacity. Ultimate and allowable Ref : Tutorial 3A
bearing capacity. Effect of groundwater table.
Bearing Capacity
and
Settlement 3.1.3 Settlement considerations of footings on sand,
Worked Example:
of Shallow by plate-load test, by cone penetration (CPT), by
3 (3L) 7 Application of field tests data
Foundations standard penetration test (SPT) and probe test; e/g. Ref : Tutorial 3A
(CO2-PO1,PO3) JKR probe and/or Mackintosh probe
3
3B. FOUNDATION
& Worked Example:
3.2.1 Introduction to types of deep foundation. Basic
SETTLEME 3 (3L) 8 Single pile analysis
principles and practice, types and piling equipment. Ref : Tutorial 3B
NT

Bearing Capacity
of Deep Foundn. 3.2.2 Determination of capacity of a single pile using
Worked Example:
(Piles) and static formula. Static analysis using , and
3 (3L) 9 Group Pile Analysis & settlement
Settlement of Pile methods. Negative skin friction. Pile load test Ref : Tutorial 3B
Group 3.2.3 Capacity and settlement of pile groups
(CO2-PO1,PO3)
4.1 Types of slope failure. Translational slide and an
infinite slope failure analysis. Worked Example:
3 (3L) 10 4.2 Slope failure mechanism on cohesive soil. Total Methods of slices Total stress
stress analysis, Taylors stability number. Method of Ref : Tutorial 4
slices
SLOPE STABILITY
4
(CO1-PO1,PO3) 4.3 Effective stress analysis Ordinary slice Worked Example:
3 (3L) 11
methods Ref : Tutorial 4

4.4 Rainfall induced slope failure- cover and


3 (2L) 12
protection techniques
5.1 Introduction to SI. Scope and objectives of SI.
5.2 Planning and investigation- boring, soil sampling
Assignment 2
Subsurface 5.3 Principle of geophysical exploration. Worked Example:
(Group)
5 Exploration 6 (3L) 13 & 14 5.4 In-situ testing: Introduction to JKR probe test, Discussion on Field Tests.
Ref : Tutorial 5 (SLT 10.5
(CO3-PO1,PO3) CPT, SPT and vane shear test. Laboratory tests:
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UCT, direct shear box, triaxial and permeability test
5.5 Interpretation of site investigation report