ENG09030 2019 Geotechnical Engineering II

General Details

Full Title
Geotechnical Engineering II
Transcript Title
Geotechnical Engineering II
Code
ENG09030
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Patrick Naughton
Programme Membership
SG_EGEOT_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Engineering in Geotechnical / Structural Engineering Joint Programme SG_EROAD_N09 201900 Certificate in Engineering in Road Engineering and Design SG_EROAD_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering SG_EROAD_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering SG_EBRID_N09 201900 Certificate in Engineering in Bridge Engineering SG_EGEOT_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering with Structural Engineering SG_ESTRU_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Engineering in Structural Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering
Description

Geotechnical Engineering II focuses on the analysis and design of geotechnical engineering related structures and the preparation of Geotechnical Engineering related design documentation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Develop a geotechnical design report, incorporating BIM protocols where appropriate, for the analysis and design of Geotechnical Engineering related structures.

2.

Analyse and design gravity and cantilever soil retaining systems

3.

Evaluate foundation systems, with particular reference to bridge structures

4.

Develop solutions for soilstructure interaction problems associated with bridge abutments

5.

Evaluate axially loaded piles using insitu testing and by calculation.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered to part-time online learners through a mix of live online lectures and online tutorials. The lectures and tutorials will be recorded and made available to the learners through Moodle.

Workshops will also be used to bring learners together for special lectures or design workshops.

Module Assessment Strategies

This modules is 60% continuous assessment and 40% final examination at the end of the semester. The continuous assessment is by both group and individual project work. The learners must pass both the continuous assessment and final examination. Some of the project work is linked to the Design of Bridge Structures module.

The sizing the slice method of group assessment (Clelford & Hopkins, 2014) will be used to allocate marks to the individual members of the project group. A copy of this method of allocating marks will be given to the students at the start of the module. 

Clelford, T. & Hopkins, A., 2014. Sizing the Slice: Assessing Individual Performance in Group Projects, CEBE Funded Case Study retrieved on 5/12/2014 from http://www‑new1.heacademy.ac.uk/cebe/themes/alldisplay? type=resources&newid=casestudies/cebe/sizing_the_slice&site=cebe

Repeat Assessments

The learners must pass both the continuous assessment and final examination.

Where a learner or group of learners fail the project element of the module they will be required to resubmit the project again for assessment.

Learners who fail the end of module terminal examination will have the opportunity to resit the examination during the repeat examination session.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
ENG09029 201900 Geotechnical Engineering I

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Review of soil mechanics
  2. EC7 and limit state design
  3. Design verification process on site
  4. Embankments design, cut/slope design, road foundations at grade, including stability analysis
  5. Soilstructure interaction, foundation and substructure associated with bridge structures
  6. Soil retaining systems: gravity walls, stem walls, gabion and crib walls, cantilever retaining walls, sheet pile and bored concrete pile. Braced excavations and basement construction.
  7. Pile design: axially loaded single and pile groups. Insitu and calculation design approaches. Construction issues

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Project Work Continuous Assessment Project 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 40 % End of Semester 2,3,4,5
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Live online lecturer 2 Weekly 2.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Computer Laboratory Workshop 0.33 Weekly 0.33
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.33 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
  1. Knappett, J., Craig, R.F. Craig's Soil Mechanics CRC Press 2012
  2. Barnes, G. Soil Mechanics Princples and practice, Palgrave, 2016
  3. Powrie, W. Soil Mechanics Concepts & Applications Third Edition CRC Press 2013
  4. Smith, I. Elements of Soil Mechanics 9th Edition 2014
  5. Whitlow, R Basic Soil Mechanics Prentice Hall 2001
  6. Bell, F.G. Engineering Geology Butterworth-Heinemann 2007
  7. IS EN 19972 (2007), Eurocode 7 Geotechnical Design Part 1: General Rules.
  8. IS EN 19972 (2007), Eurocode 7 Geotechnical Design Part 2: Ground Investigation and Testing.
  9. BS 5930 (2015). Code of practice for ground investigations
  10. BS 6031 (2009). Code of practice for earthworks
  11. BS 8002:2015 Code of practice for earth retaining
  12. BS 8004:2015 Code of practice for foundations
  13. BS 8006‑1:2010 Code of practice for strength/reinforced soils and other fills
  14. BS 8006‑2:2011 Code of practice for strengthened/reinforced soils, soil nail design.
  15. Anon (2016). TII Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, TII Standards website.
  16. Anon (2016). TII Manual of Contract Documents for Roadworks, TII Standards website.
  17. I.S. EN ISO 22476‑1 (2012) Geotechnical investigation and testing ‑ field testing ‑ part 1: electrical cone and piezocone penetration test
  18. I.S. EN ISO 22476‑2 (2005). Geotechnical investigation and testing ‑ field testing ‑ part 2: dynamic probing
  19. I.S. EN ISO 22476‑3 (2005). Geotechnical investigation and testing ‑ field testing ‑ part 3: standard penetration test, including Amendment 1 2011.
  20. I.S. EN ISO 22476‑4 (2012) Geotechnical investigation and testing ‑ field testing ‑ part 4: menard pressuremeter test
  21. I.S. EN ISO 22476‑5 (2012) Geotechnical investigation and testing ‑ field testing ‑ part 5: flexible dilatometer test
  22. I.S. EN ISO 22476‑7 (2012) Geotechnical investigation and testing ‑ field testing ‑ part 7: borehole jack test
  23. I.S. CEN ISO TS 22476‑11 (2005). Geotechnical investigation and testing ‑ field testing ‑ part 11: flat dilatometer test
  24. I.S. EN ISO 22476‑12 (2009). Geotechnical investigation and testing ‑ field testing ‑ part 12:
  25. Anon. (2003) Infrastructure cuttings:- condition appraisal and remedial treatment, CIRIA C591
  26. Anon. (2003) Infrastructure embankments:- condition appraisal and remedial treatment, CIRIA C592
  27. Anon. (2007) Use of vegetation in civil engineering, CIRIA C708
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