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Marine Geotechnics

  • 7.5 credits

Marine Geotechnics

This course introduces students to the basic laboratory methods for measuring the geotechnical properties of marine sediments. This includes measurements of index properties, undrained shear strength, consolidation and permeability. Students will learn how to integrate these results with geophysical data to describe the bottom stratigraphy, geotechnical properties and geological history of a sampling site.

The course deals with:

  • Sediment characterisation for marine offshore site investigations.
  • Index properties and classification schemes for marine sediments.
  • Undrained shear strength of marine sediments.
  • Consolidation and permeability of marine sediments.
  • Course structure

    Assessment

    See syllubus.

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The course literature is decided by the department board and published on the Department of GeologicalSciences website at least two months before the start of the course.

  • Contact

    Matt O'ReganResearch scientist, Sediment physical properties
    Matt O'Regan
    matt.oregan[at]geo.su.se
    +46 (0)8 674 78 57 | Room: R233

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