Imperial College London

Dr Richard Ghail

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6001r.ghail Website

 
 
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Location

 

534Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Tutor, ESA Summer School Alpbach 2014. (Short Courses)

Engineering Geomorphology - CI9-GEO-10

Aims

  • 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

Role

Course Leader

Geotechnics Fieldwork - CI9-GEO-19

Aims

  • To attend all three field courses, and apply practical experience in geotechnical fieldwork.

Role

Course Leader

Geotechnics - CI1-150

Aims

·         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.

Role

Lecturer