Specialised geotechnical testing 789

Module code SGS 789
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

A research term paper will be prepared.

Test procedures and interpretation of; Standard Penetration Test (SPT), Cone Penetration Test (CPT), Piezocone (CPTU) and seismic methods.  Theory, application and interpretation of advanced geotechnical laboratory tests.  Laboratory Instrumentation and calibration.  Stress and strain conditions for laboratory tests.  Triaxial stress space, stress paths.  Triaxial tests, direct shear tests, oedometer test and Rowe cell test.

Module credits 24.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 32 Contact hours
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Civil Engineering
Period of presentation Year

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