This course covers the requirement of thorough subsurface investigation, its important in planning and execution of the project. Classification of investigations to be adopted and challenges faced during many of the most complex civil engineering projects across the globe. Detailed discussion on methodologies starting with borehole drilling, rock drilling to advance methods such as electrical resistivity, geophysical tests, sounding, magnetic anamoly, dilatometer test, pressuremeter tests, ground penetrating radar will be covered along with numerical problems at various stages. In addition, dynamic testing on piles which is a very hot topic these days will be covered in the course.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Btech, Mtech, PhD students, industrial engineers, designers and people from field investigation
PREREQUISITES: Engineering would be minimum qualification to known basic soil mechanics.
Week 1 : Importance of site investigation, Classification of investigations
Week 2 : Test Pits+ Borings, Ground water table and rock drilling, Standard Penetration Test Week 3 : Cone Penetration test, Dilatometer Test, Pressuremeter Test Week 4 : Seismic refraction survey, Seismic reflection survey, Electrical Resistivity Test, Magnetic anomaly test Week 5 : Suspension logging test, Gravity test, Offshore and onshore investigations Week 6 : Drill ships, barges, Jacket up platforms, positioning, Anchored structure, pipelines Week 7 : Terminologies in Pile foundation Week 8 : Pile drivability test, Pulse Echo Method (PEM)