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Module

CEG8202 : Ground Investigation - Design, Principles and Practice

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

Aims

1. Students should be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of ground engineering in designing a ground investigation.
2. Students should be able to demonstrate an ability to organise a desk study and site reconnaissance to assemble data to design a ground investigation.
3. Students should be able to understand risk assessment and methods in the context of ground investigations.

Summary:
This module will provide a introduction to the design and philosophy of geotechnical site investigations and a legislation element incorporating contaminated land. Students will learn about the range of exploration and testing techniques available to geotechnical engineers. Students will also learn how investigations are planned and how the results of investigations relate to the design process.

Outline Of Syllabus

Philosophy and Design, What is ground investigation, Reasons for ground investigation, The objectives, The design process, The requirements, legislation, desk study, Site reconnaissance, Design of a ground investigation; Field Operations, Philosophy, Shallow Exploration Techniques, Medium Exploration Techniques, Deep Exploration Techniques, Sampling, Other In Situ Tests, Field Permeability Tests, Geophysical Tests, Laboratory Tests, Classification Tests, Strength Tests, Lab Permeability, Deformation, Soil Behaviour and its relation to soil testing; Factual and Interpretative Reporting, Definitions, Test Schedule Method Statements, Factual Report, Interpretative Report, Bill of Quantities, Risk Assessment.

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.

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