EASC 101 & 204
Fundamentals of engineering properties of soil and rock. Physical properties of soil and rock. Field description and engineering classification. Principles of effective stress, consolidation and settlement. Laboratory and field measurements of soil and rock properties important in engineering design. Index tests, compressive, tensile and shear strength of soil, rock and rock discontinuities. Rock mass characterisation. Introduction to the application of soil and rock mechanics in engineering design including slope stability, road design, foundations and underground openings. Influence of structural geology, groundwater and seismicity on engineering performance.Course Topics
Detailed course handouts will be provided. A list of relevant chapters in soil and rock engineering texts will be provided.