COURSE CODE: CVE 311
COURSE TITLE: Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology I
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Two hours per week


COURSE DETAILS:
Course Coordinator: Engr. ODUNFA, Simeon Olutayo
E-mail: soodunfa@yahooo.com
Office Location: College of Engineering Building
Other Lecturers: Nil

COURSE SYNOPSIS:
History of soil mechanics; its importance and the application of its principles to problems associated with building foundations, highway embankments and cuts.
Soil as an engineering material. Origin, physical and chemical nature of soils. Engineering properties of soils. Soil structure, seepage, capillary flow nets and permeability. Compaction of soils. Consolidation and moisture – density relationship shear strength and stress distribution in soils. Laboratory tests on soils.
Geological structures, earth movements. Rocks and minerals: Classification of rocks. Mapping and time scale in geology. Regional geology of Nigeria.
Weathering and erosion, their effects on road and bridge construction. Landslides and other crustal displacements; Seismic effects/events; construction condition is seismic areas. Rheological events and their effects on settlement of structures


CVE 311 Lecture Note

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