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Unit Code: CEB606

Unit Name: Geology and Geomechanics

Description: Before construction of any civil infrastructure project, the engineers are expected to know the geology and nature of soil so as to avoid the anticipated failures to the structure due to soil. Engineers will encounter problems associated with the foundation failures; excessive settlements of foundations, failure of earth slopes due to overburden, seepage and other environmental factors. This course will help you to understand the soil properties, weight-volume relations, soil classification, effective stress principle, permeability, seepage, compaction of soil, compressibility and shear strength of soils. Also you will learn problem analysis of stability of slopes and bearing capacity of soil. This course will expose you to conduct various laboratory tests on soil, analyse the data obtained, plot the data and write the results and inference.

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Prerequisite: CEB601

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 2