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Advanced Geomechanics CPD

This module will provide an introduction to the engineering properties of soils and rocks.

Advanced Geomechanics programme

Dates: Monday 16 September - Wednesday 5 October 2023

Venue: Newcastle University

About the programme

This module will provide an introduction to the engineering properties of soils and rocks. Students will learn about the range of exploration and testing techniques available to geotechnical engineers. You will also perform standard laboratory tests in soil and rock description and classification.

You will:

  • be introduced to the range of earth materials and structures that may be encountered in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering
  • enhance your knowledge and understanding of the behaviour and properties of these materials
  • study these materials and their impact on geotechnical structures and their design

As part of this module, we will introduce students to ground investigation and objectives, including:

  • Desk study
  • Exploration techniques
  • Laboratory testing and fundamental principles
  • Application
  • Critical state theory and soil behaviour
  • Soil dynamics

For further information

If you have any queries about our CPD programme please email llahub@ncl.ac.uk.