EARTH31322A (HAM)
Engineering Geology
15 Points
Staff
Convenor(s)
Vicki Moon
vicki.moon@waikato.ac.nz

Lecturer(s)
Max Kluger
9419
E.2.20
max.kluger@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
Paper Structure
This paper is taught using a combination of lectures, discussions and practical exercises. The first part of the paper concentrates on landslide processes and their characteristic geomorphology. The paper then considers engineering soil materials, addressing basic soil mechanics and methods for measuring soil strength in the field and laboratory. Limit equilibrium stability analysis for slopes is considered using local examples from soil slopes. The later part of the paper deals with the strength of rock materials, considering both intact and mass strength and means of measuring or estimating rock strength. An introduction to site investigation methods is given during a one day field trip.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Online Support
Workload
Linkages to Other Papers
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite papers: EARTH211 or ERTH221 or EARTH221. EARTH251 is recommended.
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: ERTH352, ENGCV231