Spring 2018 - EASC 313 D100

Introduction to Soil and Rock Engineering (3)

Class Number: 1944

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    WMC 3510, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 14, 2018
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Davide Donati
    davided@sfu.ca
    778-782-4165
    Office: TASC 1 Room 7001
  • Prerequisites:

    EASC 101, 204 or permission of instructor. All with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to the engineering properties and behavior of soil and rock. Laboratory and field measurements of soil and rock properties. Applications in engineering design will be illustrated with case studies of slope stability, road design, foundations and underground excavations. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of soil and rock mechanics in the resources sector.

COURSE DETAILS:

General:
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 characterization. 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. Introduction to the use of ground based remote sensing in rock engineering.

Course Topics:
·  Engineering Properties of Soils and Rocks.
·  Engineering Classifications of Soils.
·  Principles of Effective Stress, Consolidation and Settlement.
·  Laboratory and Field Testing Methods.
·  Engineering Logging of Soil and Rock.
·  Strength Properties of Soil and Rock. ·  Discontinuities in Rock.
·  Use of Rock Mass Classifications (RMR, Q, GSI)
·  Introduction to Engineering Design in Soil and Rock using case histories in civil and mining engineering.

Grading

  • Midterm 25%
  • Laboratory/Fieldwork/Assignments/Seminar 35%
  • Final Examination 40%

NOTES:

"Be aware that during the field trip there will be period of strenuous hiking, hiking close to cliffs and crossing roads with busy traffic. Appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn. Further details regarding safety, food, housing and field supplies will be discussed prior to the field trip."

There will be a supplementary fee.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Geological Engineering, de Vallejo and Ferrer, CRC Press
ISBN: 978-0-415-43527

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