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CCE 125 - Geotechnical Investigations

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CCE 125 09 October 2023 5 Days Muscat Registration Form Link
CCE 125 20 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CCE 125 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

For safety of the structure and cost optimisation, appropriate geotechnical investigation is extremely important. Apart from definite statistics, it can be said that the geotechnical failures are one of the major causes for collapse of the structures. In the typical fast track projects, sometimes proper interface is not carried out between geotechnical engineer and structural engineer which may affect adversely the major goals of engineering, i.e. safety of the structure and cost optimisation. Also, the project may get delayed substantially due to inappropriate soil investigation or may be due to lack of interface between geotechnical engineer and structural engineer.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding metro rail dynamics
  • Learning about soil-structure interaction
  • Discussing railway alignment design and geometry with soil investigations.
  • Understand the relationship between soil types and boring methods of tunnels.
  • Important key informations between Soil investigations and Railway/ Metro Project Design

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance and facilities staff
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Managers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Data Collection
  • Geotechnical Investigation Programme
  • Field Investigation and Sampling
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Geotechnical Investigation Report 
  • Data Collection and Achieve of Samples

Day 2

  • Geotechnical Report Analysis
  • List of technical standards to be applied 
  • Number, mapping / location, depth of boreholes 
  • Soil and rock drilling & sampling methods (Soil Investigations)
  • Number of standard penetration tests (SPT)
  • Ground water sampling 
  • Geotechnical laboratory testing programme
  • Critical Elasticity Module Parameter selection for Tunnel and Station Design

Day 3

  • Cone Penetration Test (CPT)
  • Determination of soil strata variations and characterization of soil types 
  • Evaluation of ground engineering properties 
  • Piezo-cones (CPTu) can be used to measure the pore water pressure and to assess hydrostatic head, consolidation and permeability characteristics 
  • Data may be used to analysis the pile load-bearing capacity, foundation bearing capacity, foundation settlement, and liquefaction potential.
  • Cone penetration test (CPT) provides a continuous (although indirect) record of ground conditions

Day 4

  • Geotechnical Field Investigation
  • Drilling of boreholes
  • Soil sampling
  • Rock coring and rock sampling
  • Standard penetration tests
  • Field vane shear tests
  • Cone penetration tests
  • Final quantity report on field investigation works

Day 5

  • Probelems caused by soil during the Operation period of a metro
  • Humidity Probleme
  • Electromechanical System Failures 
  • Rail Track water leekage problems and suggestions
  • İsolation of the systems and types of isolation
  • Generla  overview of the  Geotechnical Investigations