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Module

CEG2201 : Geotechnics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sadegh Nadimi
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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.

Summary:
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.

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.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable