Core Module Information
Module title: Geotechnical Earthquake and Offshore Engineering

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR11534
Module leader: Vicky Dimitriadi
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

General (and Re-cap): Bearing capacity theory, philosophy of Eurocode 7 and 8, limit state design, EQU and GEO limit states, design of shallow and deep foundations: by ground test results; by load test results.Cyclic behaviour of soils: Dynamic properties of soils, their measurement and interpretation. Pore water pressure development, soil liquefaction and stiffness degradation. Wave propagation, soil amplification and topography effects.Seismic geotechnical design: Seismic bearing capacity according to Eurocode 8. Mononobe-Okabe approaches for the calculation of earth pressures, pipeline design.Offshore geotechnical design: Cyclic behaviour of piles. Interaction diagrams. ICP and API design methods.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Interpret the behaviour of soils under cyclic/dynamic loads.

LO2: Understand soil amplification and topography effects during seismic wave propagation.

LO3: Consider the seismic/dynamic design of shallow foundations and retaining walls/embankments.

LO4: Develop pipeline design under earthquake and dynamic loads.

LO5: Develop offshore foundation designs for varying soil conditions.

LO6: Appraise the principles and philosophy of Eurocode 7 and Eurocode 8 and the need for a professional and ethical approach to geotechnical design.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Vicky Dimitriadi
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 39
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Other Work based learning 126
Online Work based learning 20
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 1-6 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 5000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0.00
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CTR11534: Geotechnical Earthquake and Offshore Engineering