CE2004 Geotechnical Engineering_intro&recap_handout

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CE2004 Geotechnical Engineering Introduction and Recap Module Leader: Phil Collins philip.collins@brunel.ac.uk
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Aims of the module Explore characteristics & behaviour of engineering soils seepage, consolidation and shear strength Introduce slope stability, bearing capacity and foundations Develop understanding of Site Investigation work Explore the characteristics, assessment and remediation/re-use of Brownfield Sites.
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Direct Observations of Recent Climate Change Global mean temperature Global average sea level Northern hemisphere Snow cover IPCC 2007
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The most important spatial pattern (top) of the monthly Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) for 1900 to 2002. Drought is increasing in most places IPCC 2007
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Projections of Future Changes in Climate Precipitation increases very likely in high latitudes Decreases likely in most subtropical land regions IPCC 2007
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CO 2 , CH 4 and N 2 O Concentrations - far exceed pre-industrial values - increased markedly since 1750 due to human activities Relatively little variation before the industrial era Human and Natural Drivers of Climate Change IPCC 2007
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Components of site investigation Desk Study Surface survey Subsurface survey Stakeholder survey Lab work R E P O R T
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What a survey is for… ………what is present Describe what is present ………….changes Provide framework for ………. Provide the first step in ……………. Provide ………. .during & after construction
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……………survey types Topographic – preliminary land mapping Hydrographic – preliminary offshore (submerged) mapping Route Property ( cadastral , land ) – preliminary, layout and control – boundaries
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN H203 taught by Professor Michael during the Spring '09 term at Brunel University.

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