Geotechnical Site Characterisation
The aim of this course is to introduce to the in-situ techniques commonly employed in geotechnical practice as well as conventional and advanced laboratory testing procedures available for soil characterisation aimed at developing geotechnical models to be used in current practice.
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment|
|School||School of Engineering|
Semester 1 - 2018
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Requirements for developing geotechnical models. • In situ testing techniques: CPT, CPTu, DMT, SDMT tests, full flow penetrometers, field vane test. Tests interpretation and geotechnical parameters identification. • Soil sampling techniques: open samplers, free piston samplers, fixed-piston samplers, block sampling. Operation principles, advantages/disadvantages. • Assessment of sample quality and selection of specimens for laboratory testing: non-destructive techniques (residual suction, bender elements, CT scanning, X-Ray). • Advanced laboratory techniques for soil testing: requirements for testing natural soils in laboratory; basic characterization tests; Incremental loading and Constant Rate of Strain (CRS) consolidation testing; stress-path triaxial testing; unsaturated soils testing (basic concepts). Operation principles, interpretation and geotechnical parameter identification.
|Assumed Knowledge||GENG1001 Mechanics CIVL2280 Geomechanics 1 CIVL3280 Geomechanics 2|
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term starting week 2
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 1
Face to Face Off Campus
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 2
|Timetable||2018 Course Timetables for CIVL4250|