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Civil Engineering Introduction

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Introduction to Geolgy and soil mechanics. HND

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Civil Engineering Introduction

  1. 1. Geology and Soil Mechanics<br />Civil Engineering<br />
  2. 2. The Earth<br />Earth is an active planet in a constant state of change and is DYNAMIC<br />
  3. 3. Plate Tectonics<br />
  4. 4. The Rock Cycle<br />J:CollegeCollege NotesGeology and Soil MechanicsE-Geology and Soil Mechanics<br />
  5. 5. Rock Types<br />Igneous<br />Metamorphic<br /> <br />Sedimentary<br />
  6. 6. Rocks and Minerals Video<br />
  7. 7. Geotechnics<br />Engineering works are all carried out on or in the ground.<br />Porosity and Permeability of rock and soil is vital to know. Water is the enemy of the engineer!!!!<br />Strength of rock and soil is vital to know.<br />Erosional and geological processes which subject them to change.<br />Unstable Ground; not terra firma, can lead to unstable foundations.<br />
  8. 8. Inadequate Investigation<br />
  9. 9. Unstable Ground<br />
  10. 10. Geotechnical Problems and Solutions<br />Mine Shaft<br />Soft Fill<br />Granite<br />
  11. 11. Exercise<br />Qu :-Identify potential geotechnical problems in the above site.<br />

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