CEG8209 : Engineering and Applied Geology
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Jean Hall
- Lecturer: Dr Colin Davie
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The aims of this module are:-
1. to introduce students to geological hazards and the description of geological materials in relation to the extractive and construction industries.
2. to enable students to apply their knowledge to a practical problem.
3. to introduce the concepts and principles underlying the stability of rock structures
4. to introduce the techniques for analysis, design and stabilisation of rock structures
This module develops a student's knowledge of geomaterials, their form and existence in the context of engineering applications in the extractive and construction industries. The focus is on geological hazards, geological maps, characteristic properties of geological materials as a resource and as a construction material and the role of groundwater in construction. Particular attention is assessment paid to the analysis and design of engineered rock structures.
Outline Of Syllabus
* lectures and practicals on aggregates (hard rock and unconsolidated), supported by site visits.
* lectures and tutorials on engineering properties of rock; stability of rock slopes and remedial measures; rock support; support of underground openings.
* lectures on excavation techniques, reserve estimation and geohazards in excavation.
* Field mapping and description of rocks, soils and groundwater features, relating to past industrial activity.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||3:00||36:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||5:00||5:00||Lab exercise|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||36||0:30||18:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Group report|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||4:00||8:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||2:00||8:00||Tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||5||4:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||88:00||88:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The module is taught as a block to allow part time and full time students and CPD delegates to attend. This is a module which focuses on practical applications. The module includes lectures to explain the theory, small group teaching activities to explain the practice and practicals. Fieldwork is included to help prepare for the assessment and to practice skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||60||Unseen written examination.|
|Case study||2||M||30||Ward's Hill Field Exercise(Group exercise - 2000 word equivalent per person, approx. 20 pgs).|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||10||Calculations from lab exercises (approx. 4 pages including calculations)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam addresses the learning outcomes relating to understanding the engineering properties and behaviour of rock, understanding and interpreting types of failures of rock structures, understanding techniques for stabilising rock structures, evaluating and analysing some types of failures in rock structure (before and after remediation).
The laboratory practical assesses the engineering properties of geomaterials and the applicability of rock testing to engineering and the constructive/extractive industries.
The case study assessment is intended to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of geomaterials and hazards and the impact they have upon the construction and extractive industries.
Each group of students will undertake a field mapping exercise and desk study to ascertain the geological and topographical features that will have impact on major excavation. This will lead to an approximate twenty page report including maps, cross-sections and figures. A typical group will comprise 4 students.