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TBA4110 - Geotechnics, Field and Laboratory Investigations

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 49/100
Written examination 51/100 4 hours D

Course content

By doing experiments, the student shall learn techniques used for field sounding and soil sampling and methods for laboratory testing.

The course contains planning of site investigations, classification and index testing of soils, theory for determination of mechanical properties, strength, stiffness and permeability and also effects of sample disturbance. Included is also practical instrumentation of a field or a model test. The course also contains interpretation of results and principles for determination of design parameters.

Learning outcome

Knowledge
The candidate should have knowledge of:
- The principles for planning site investigations and the process concerning a geotechnical investigation in an area, relevant background information, relations to existing infrastructure and required pre-investigations and allowances.
- Methods, equipment and implementation of field investigations for geotechnical mapping of soils and groundwater, this comprises soundings, sampling and instrumentation in field and laboratory
- Methods and equipment used in laboratory investigations for classifying and indexing soils as well as testing permeability, stiffness and strength
- The theoretical basis for combining and developing the correlation between field and laboratory investigations and the theoretical geotechnical models for analysing the soil-structure interaction and the time-dependent processes in soil.

Skills
The candidate is able to:
- Plan geotechnical site investigations for different purposes
- Manage geotechnical field investigations and communicate with the drilling personnel
- Interpret and present the result of site investigations. Assess the result regarding quality and sample disturbance
- Implement relevant laboratory investigations
- Report the work done through a professionally formed report on geotechnical investigations.

General competence
The candidate can:
- Plan and implement his own activity
- Work in teams
- Communicate orally and in writing
- Demonstrate analytical competence, master relevant methods, make critical evaluations.

Learning methods and activities

The course is based on lectures, practical mandatory exercises in the field and laboratory as a part of a site investigation project. Colloquia with presentation and discussion of test data. The practical exercises and project work are carried out as group work with 2 - 3 students per group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project work

Further on evaluation

The course assessment includes a final written exam (51%) and term paper (49%). The results for the parts are scored with a letter grade. Both parts of the assessment needs a passing grade in order to be awarded a passing final grade for the course. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Textbook.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB2020 7.5
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 49/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 51/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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