University Of Limerick

Introduction to Geology and Soil Mechanics


Iowa State Course Substitution

Geotechnical Engineering

C E 360

Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:
PART I The Earth and its formation; plate tectonics; physical and chemical processes; erosion and deposition; Quaternary geology; Rock types; igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic; geological maps and terminology; role of geology in civil engineering. PART II Setting the context using the soil mechanics triangle; soil composition and chemistry ¿ clay bonding and double layer; classification and identification; phase relationships; soil compaction and improvement techniques; effective stress concept and flow of water in soils; permeability and flow nets; drained and undrained shear strength; site investigation.


Evaluation Date:
January 30, 2018
Bora Cetin