Courses Catalogue

Experimental Methods In Geotechnical Engineering

COURSE CODE: CIV4252
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course covers design and conduct of experiments in structural and geotechnical engineering, and analysis and interpretation of the test results.  It also covers advanced methods of testing including hybrid techniques for substructure testing which combine simultaneous physical and numerical simulations.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with experimental and characterization techniques commonly used in geotechnical and materials engineering

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Improve knowledge of experiments in structural and geotechnical engineering, analyze and interpret the test results

·        Understand similitude, modelling and dimension analysis

·        Acquire knowledge of loading systems and devices

·        Further knowledge on laboratory investigation and model testing

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Develop techniques, skills and engineering tools necessary in modern geotechnical engineering practice

·        Apply knowledge of loading systems and devices

·        Discuss concepts of similitude, modelling and dimension analysis

·        Apply knowledge of laboratory investigation and model testing