CEG1201 : Geotechnical Properties of Soils and Rocks
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Colin Davie
- Lecturer: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Dr Yilin Gui
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module aims to introduce:
1 - The fundamental concepts and principles of soil and rock formation.
2 - The relevance of soil and rock materials to civil engineering.
3 - The relevance of geological processes to civil engineering.
4 - Techniques for the identification and classification of soils and rock.
This module will provide an introduction to geology and the properties of soils and rocks of relevance to civil engineering. It will discuss geotechnical failures and disasters and introduce geotechnical structures. Students will perform laboratory and field practicals in soil and rock description.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction to Geology.
Properties of soils and rocks and their relevance to Civil Engineering.
Geotechnical failures and disasters.
Introduction to geotechnical structures.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Blackboard-based sessions based on the results of laboratory and field class exercises.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||22||0:30||11:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||3||3:00||9:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||2:00||4:00||Tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||6:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||34:30||34:30||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Fundamental principles and concepts are delivered in lectures and reinforced through tutorial sessions. Practical skills are developed through demonstration and practice in practical, laboratory and field classes
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Computer assessment||2||M||30||Blackboard-based assessment based on the results of Laboratory and Field Exercises.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam covers the knowledge outcomes relating to the fundamental concepts and processes of soil and rock formation, the relevance of geology and geological processes in civil engineering, the identification of basic engineering properties and behaviour of rock and soil and the identification of key geotechnical structures. Other assessment will consist of Blackboard-based assessment based on the results of a laboratory and a field practical class.