SOIL:GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATIONS & SOIL IMPROVEMENT

OVERVIEW

Description

Soil and soil investigation is very important now in our era. The effect of soil on the stability of the structure is very important especially if the underground water is in the nearby area. Many other precautions must be dealt with during the investigation taking into account the geotechnical data.

Objective

The course aims at helping the participants to truly understand the soil properties, the exploration and sampling techniques. The course will also be directed to the effect of geotechnical investigation and the effect of soil on the stability of the structure together with an emphasis on the approved tests.

Who should Attend

Engineers and qualified technicians

COURSE OUTLINE

First Day:
Fundamentals of Electric Systems
  • Capacitors
  • Current and Resistance
  • The Magnetic Field
  • Faraday’s Law of Induction
  • Lenz’s Law
  • Inductance
  • Alternating Currents
  • Three-Phase System
Introduction to Machinery Principles
  • Electric Machines and Transformers
  • Common Terms and Principles
  • The Magnetic Field
    • Production of a Magnetic Field
  • Magnetic Behavior of Ferromagnetic Materials
    • Energy Losses in a Ferromagnetic Core
  • Faraday’s Law – Induced Voltage From a Magnetic Field Changing with Time
  • Core Loss Values
  • Permanent Magnets
  • Production of Induced Force on a Wire
  • Induced Voltage on a Conductor Moving in a Magnetic Field
Second Day 
  • Soil weaknesses cavities
  • Bearing capacity
  • Stability of slopes
  • Soil enhancement materials and techniques used for both grouting and geo-synthesis
  • The suitability of different enhancement methods
Third Day
  • Soil weaknesses cavities
  • Bearing capacity
  • Stability of slopes
  • Soil enhancement materials and techniques used for both grouting and geo-synthesis
  • The suitability of different enhancement methods
Fourth Day
  • Groundwater
  • Classification
  • Measurement
  • Usages
  • Structural problems
  • Dewatering
Fifth Day
  • Soil erosion:
  • Deforestation
  • Other causes of erosion
  • Effect of erosion on water courses and engineering structures
  • Alleviation of land erosion
  • Soil sliding
  • Modes of failure
  • Degree of stability
  • Methods of remediation
  • Post-course test

Additional Info.Practical and theoretical sessions will be included.