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CV4110 Excavation & Retaining Walls

[Lecture: 26 hrs ; Tutorial: 13 hrs ; Lab: 0 hr ; Pre-requisite: CV3013 ; Academic Unit: 3.0 ]


Learning Objective :

This course aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the principals involved in the design and analysis of open and supported excavations, and retaining structures.

Course Content :

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Topic

1

Shear strength of soils

2

Introduction to deep excavation

3

Groundwater control

4

Stability of excavations

5

Design of support systems

6

Ground movements

7

Construction monitoring

8

Lateral earth pressures and seepage pressures

9

Compaction pressures and externally applied loads

10

Backfilled walls

11

Reinforced soil walls

12

Cantilevered and propped walls

13

Anchored bulkheads


Learning Outcome :

By the end of this course, you (as a student) would be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose of instrumentation for deep excavation support systems
  2. Analyze and design for different failure modes of retaining walls
  3. Design retaining wall and deep excavation support systems based on philosophy and procedures taught

Reading and References :

  1. Lecture slides; and additional reading materials where needed.
  2. Recommended text and reference materials.