Tutor, ESA Summer School Alpbach 2014. (Short Courses)
Engineering Geomorphology - CI9-GEO-10
- To familiarise students with reading the landscape to understand its engineering implications.
- To describe the geological characteristics of soils and rocks, as materials and en-masse, and explains their influence upon the engineering behaviour of these materials
Geotechnics Fieldwork - CI9-GEO-19
- To attend all three field courses, and apply practical experience in geotechnical fieldwork.
Geotechnics - CI1-150
· To introduce students to geotechnical engineering and fundamental concepts in soil mechanics.
- To discuss the origin and composition of soils and introduce fundamental intrinsic parameters and state variables required to classify soils and to assess their current state.
- To introduce basic concepts associated with the one-dimensional flow of water through soils.
- To outline the basic design principles and purpose of typical geotechnical components such as foundations and retaining walls.
- To familiarise students with soils and rocks, and the use of geological maps and sketches in a desk study investigation.
- To highlight the importance of developing a detailed understanding of ground conditions in successful civil engineering.
- To recognise major geotechnical hazards, plan appropriate site investigations, and to develop safe and successful geotechnical design.