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Unit information: Soil-Structure Interaction in 2021/22

Unit name Soil-Structure Interaction
Unit code CENGM0076
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Mylonakis
Open unit status Not open

Design of Geotechnical Structures (CENG30005) or equivalent



School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

The unit will introduce students to the main principles of soil-structure interaction and their use in the design of a range of Geotechnical Engineering applications.

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the unit the student will:

  1. Be able to explain the response of structures to ground deformation and the main principle of soil-structure interaction
  2. Develop capabilities in modelling a range of geotechnical problems using appropriate methodologies and/or software which consider soil-structure interaction phenomena
  3. Be able to explain the main concepts of some advanced geotechnical models and their implication for design
  4. Apply advanced soil characterisation techniques as part of the geotechnical design process

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, including lectures, practical activities supported by drop-in sessions, problem sheets and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Information

Single Coursework Submission (100%)


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How much time the unit requires
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