CS3002 - Soil Mechanics and Geology
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Engineering (pre 2015)
Introduction to engineering geology and geo-engineering; Basic geology: identification
of rocks and minerals in relation to engineering problems, stratigraphy, structural
geology, weathering and landscape formation, sediment processes, geomorphology, geological
hazards. Soil Mechanics: seepage analysis (two-dimensional), pore pressure measurement
and method of fragments; response of soils to stress changes, Terzaghi theory, consolidation
and one-dimensional settlement, secondary compression; shear strength and compressibility,
Mohr-Coulomb strength criteria for drained and undrained conditions, triaxial testing,
peak and residual strength, stress paths; slope stability, infinite slope analysis,
method of slices, Bishops method, GALENA; site investigation, CPT and other insitu
tests, interpretation of CPT data. Case histories.
- analyse cases of two-dimensional seepage in saturated soils;
- appreciate the significance of geological factors in geo-engineering problems;
- identify the rocks and minerals of most significance to civil and environmental engineering;
- make estimates of consolidation settlement;
- read and interpret geological maps;
- select appropriate strength parameters for analysis and investigate the stability
of slopes using Bishops method;
- specify appropriate methods of soil site investigation and interpret the results.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Assoc. Professor Siva Sivakugan.
- 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer
to Subject Outline for details.
||end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest