civl6077 - Postgraduate Curriculum _ Course Title: Ground...

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Postgraduate Curriculum _________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Department of Civil Engineering, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG 1 Course Title: Ground investigation and soil testing Course Code: CIVL6077 Teacher(s): Dr. A.K.L. Kwong / Mr. K.M. Chan / Mr. J.W.C. Sze/ Mr. P.W.K. Chung Year: 2010-11 Level: M.Sc. Lecture Hours: 30 hours Tutorial Hours: Laboratory Hours: Examination Hours: 2 hours Other Hours: - Pre-requisite: Co-requisite: Course Objectives To provide students with current ground investigation technique, soil sampling and testing technique and their applications for analyzing movement and failure mechanisms in geotechnical problems. Course Syllabus Calendar Entry Soil and rock classification systems; field instrumentation techniques; in-situ tests; laboratory tests; stress-path and its applications; groundwater monitoring; stress measurements; GPS and laser scanning monitoring methods. Course Contents 1. Need for site investigation 0.5 hour 2. Planning 0.5 hour 3. Site characterization and geology 1.0 hour 4. Documentary phase 1.0 hour 5. Field reconnaissance 1.0 hour 6. Local experience 1.0 hour 7. Geological model 2.5 hours 8. Soil and rock description and classification system 1.5 hours 9. Drilling and sampling methods 1.0 hour 10. Disturbed and undisturbed sampling 1.0 hour 11. Block samples 0.5 hour 12. In-situ tests 3.5 hours SPT CPT GEO probe Flat dilatometer test (DMT) Plate load test Vane shear test Borehole shear Borehole fracture
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