Course contents *
Geological mapping, directivity estimation of structural and textural properties, classification of soil and rock material, methods for analysis of geological material (for instance, grain size analysis, LA-test, pF-analysis), equations for infiltration and water retention in unsaturated porous media, energy storage in the ground, heat flow calculations, soil sampling strategy and spatial statistics.
Intended learning outcomes *
After the course, students should be able to:
· Plan and perform geological investigation needed for infrastructure projects and other land use projects.
· Assess the physical, mechanical, structural, and hydraulic properties of soil and rock material, as well as the suitability as ballast (with focus on Swedish conditions)
· Describe and discuss the principles of theoretical and experimental methods for determining physical, mechanical, structural, and hydraulic properties of soil and rock material
· Apply and describe the principles for methods to account for spatial variation in physical, mechanical, structural, and hydraulic properties of soil and rock material
· Quantitatively estimate water flows and water balance of unsaturated soil
· Quantitatively estimate heat content and heat flows in soil and rock material.