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ES4D8 - Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

  • Module code: ES4D8
  • Module name: Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Geotechnical Engineering is a core topic for all degrees in Civil Engineering. This module deals with a number of topics of significance to the industry. Modern concern for the environment has led to a growing awareness of the need for an informed treatment of problems of the development of difficult, derelict and contaminated land, and the disposal of waste in landfill and other sites. Equally important is an awareness of natural and man-made hazards. The use of underground space is of growing national and international importance as evidenced by major projects such as Crossrail. An understanding of how structures and instrumentation are affected by disturbance of the ground will aid the selection and application of data to design.

Principal learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to: Appreciate the relevance and importance of geotechnical engineering in identifying, investigating and dealing with natural and manmade hazards; Outline design methods for the investigation, identification, treatment and containment of waste and the types of problems which may arise in the development of difficult, derelict and contaminated land in the context of the ground model created and current guidelines; Select appropriate tunnelling methods and support systems for tunnels in soil and rock; Understand the nature of complex soils and the limitations on prediction resulting from disturbance caused by sampling, insitu measurements and deep foundations.

Timetabled teaching activities

All terms.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es4d8

Other essential notes

This module includes a compulsory residential field course.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4D8-15)
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (Summer) 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H20A) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H20B) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H211) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 5