Advanced Geotechnics

Module code: CSE7009-B

Near surface soil layers that are characterized by the incusion of soft soil and/or high groundwater may pose a serious problem to sustainable and resilient development of cities if care is not undertaken. An advanced knowledge is required to ensure safe ground conditions, to develop creative and cost-effective designs, and ensure long-term stability of structures. This module aims to extent the application of the fundamental concepts and principles of soil behaviour introduced in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical and Civil Engineering modules, with particular emphasis on analysis and design of dewatering schemes, soil improvement techniques and temporary ground support systems. Students will develop solutions to advanced geotechnical engineering problems by a process of analysis and validation using specialist software where appropriate. Download the PDF for CSE7009-B_2023_4.pdf