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Module

CEG3607 : Engineering Geology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sanem Acikalin Cartigny
  • Lecturer: Dr Martin Cooke
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module aims to introduce mechanical properties of geological material (both rock and soil) and how to use geological knowledge while designing an engineering structure such as tunnels and bridges. The module covers both theory of rock and soil mechanics as well as commonly used engineering lab tests. The knowledge gained through this module can also be applied mining industry (designing open and close pit mines) as well as environmental management. A sound rock and structural geology knowledge as well as mathematics are essential for the module.

Outline Of Syllabus

Geological structures and related discontinuity
Weathering
Principles of rock mechanics
Rock quality designation (RQD) and rock mass rating (RMR)
Lab tests for defining rock quality
Principles of soil mechanics
Lab tests for defining soil quality
Environmental issues related to engineering geology.

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