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LESSON PLAN

COURSE : GEOTECHNIQUES
CODE : ECG553
LECTURE : 3 hrs/week

TUTORIAL: NONE Lecturer : MOHD ASHAARI BIN AB.WAHAB Tel : 03-5543 5271 / 019 2386121

Room : T1-A13-13A

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Introduction
Stress distribution Boussinesqs and Worked Example:
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3 (3L) Westergaard's method; Fadums and Newmark's Point Loads & Rectangular Footing
(2/3/15) Ref : Tutorial 1A
Charts.

Stress distribution Boussinesqs and


Westergaard's method; Fadums and Newmark's
Stress,
Compressibility and Charts. Worked Example:
1 2
Settlement 3 (3L) Immediate settlement for cohesive soil based on Janbu & Schmertmann Methods
(9/3/15) Ref : Tutorial 1B
(CO1-PO3) Steinbrenner, Janbu et al, and cohesionless soils
based on Schmertmann and De Beer methods.
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Compressibility of soils; Oedometer and


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3 (3L) Consolidation testing; Preconsolidation pressure;
(16/3/125
Normally and overconsolidation.
Time rate consolidation - consolidation process;
4 Determination of Coefficient of Consolidation, cv. Worked Example:
3 (3L) Root time & Log time methods
(23/3/15) Calculation of primary and secondary Ref : Tutorial 1C
settlements.
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States of equilibrium - at rest, active and passive.
Worked Example:
5 Stress approach - Rankine's theory and plastic
3 (3L) Calculation Of Active Thrust
Earth Retaining (30/3/15) states. Influence of wall friction and effect of Ref : Tutorial 2A
2 Structures surcharge.
Worked Example:
(CO2-PO3, PO10) 6 Rigid walls gravity and reinforced concrete
3 (3L) Stability analysis
(6/4/15) walls. Stability analysis and design Ref : Tutorial 2A

Basic requirement, types and failure modes a


Worked Example:
7 review. General bearing capacity formula - Bearing capacity of shallow
FOUNDATION & 3 (3L)
(13/4/15) general and local failures. Comparative usage of foundation
SETTLEMENT
Terzaghi's, Meyerhof, Brinch-Hansen and other Ref : Tutorial 3A
formulae. Skempton's factor for clays.
(CO2-PO3, PO10)
SEMESTER BREAK
Bearing Capacity and
(20-26/4/2015)
3
Settlement Settlement considerations of footings on sand
Worked Example:
of Shallow 8 based on plate-load test, cone penetration test, 1 May Labour
3 (3L) Application of field tests data
Foundations (27/4/15) standard penetration test and JKR/Mackintosh Ref : Tutorial 3A Day
probe test
3 (3L) 9 General principles and practice, types, piling Worked Example: 4 May Vesak
FOUNDATION & (4/5/15) Single pile analysis Day
equipment. Static formulae - methods of analysis
SETTLEMENT Ref : Tutorial 3B
for a single pile and pile groups under
(CO2-PO3, PO10) compressive load, load test;.
Bearing Capacity of Static analysis using , and methods. Worked Example:
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Deep Foundn. (Piles) 3 (3L) Negative skin friction. Group Pile Analysis & settlement
(11/5/15) Ref : Tutorial 3B
and Settlement of Capacity and settlement of pile groups
Pile Group

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Types of slope failure. Translational slide. Slope


Worked Example:
11 failure mechanism on cohesive soil. Total stress Methods of slices Total stress
3 (3L)
(18/5/15) analysis, Taylors stability number. Method of Ref : Tutorial 4
slices

Effective stress analysis Fellenius, Normal and


SLOPE STABILITY Worked Example:
12 Bishop simplified methods
4 (CO3-PO3, PO10) 3 (3L) Bishops simplified method
(25/5/15) Slope protection works and factors in slope Ref : Tutorial 4
design

CUTI KHAS (PESTA MENUAI DAN GAWAI)


30/5/2015-7/6/2015)

Planning an investigation; boring; sampling


Subsurface penetration tests; Geophysical exploration. Worked Example:
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5 Exploration 3 (3L) Discussion on Field Tests.
(CO4-PO10)
(8/6/15) Field and laboratory testing and evaluation. Ref : Tutorial 5
Site investigation report

Planning an investigation; boring; sampling


14 penetration tests; Geophysical exploration. 18 Jun First
3 (3L)
(15/6/15) Field and laboratory testing and evaluation. Ramadhan
Site investigation report
Text Book : R., Whitlow, Basic Soil Mechanics, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2001