CEG2201 : Geotechnics
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Yilin Gui
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This modules aims to introduce:
1. The role of Geotechnical Engineering in Civil Engineering Construction.
2. The engineering properties of soil and their relationship with Geotechnical design.
3. The awareness of the different methods of analysis in Geotechnical Engineering.
This module will provide an introduction to the engineering properties of soils and their relevance to geotechnical design. Students will perform laboratory practicals in soil testing and undertake a desk study exercise.
Outline Of Syllabus
The role of geotechnical engineering and relevance of engineering soil parameters to geotechnical design; total and effective stress; pore pressure; geostatic stresses; stress-strain characteristics; shear strength; seepage; flow nets; primary consolidation. Teaching of Geotechnics is supported by laboratory testing of soils.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||12||0:30||6:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||5:00||5:00||Open book Blackboard assessment.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||7||3:00||21:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||32:00||32:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Students undertake lectures in Semester 1, with several problem-solving small group teaching activities in order to gain an understanding of the basic soil properties and their behaviour and use in construction. Laboratory (practical) classes will be held to allow students to gain practice in the determination of engineering properties of soils.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Computer assessment||1||M||30||Open book Blackboard assessment based on results of laboratory exercises and theoretical questions.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam is designed to allow students to demonstrate their understanding of soil behaviour and use in construction, and the use of geotechnical design parameters in simple geotechnical design calculations. The Blackboard-based assessment will be based on the results of laboratory exercises to allow students to demonstrate their ability to select important geotechnical design parameters. The coursework requires the students to work in teams.
Study Abroad students may choose to take an alternative assessment in December which will be in the form of an exam paper.