An introduction to soil mechanics including soil origins, types and classifications, phase relationships, compaction and soil strength, Darcy's law, flow nets. The hydrogeology section focuses on the occurrence and movement of groundwater in a variety of geologic settings and explains the effect of human activity on that movement. Topics include types of aquifers, properties of porous media, groundwater flow, and pump testing of aquifers. The contaminant hydrogeology portion of the course examines the major sources of ground water contaminants and their flow in ground water, and presents the processes by which contaminants are transported through the subsurface as free phase products or dissolved aqueous constituents. Topics include terminology, water quality, chemical constituents of ground water, LNAPLs and DNAPLs, transport mechanisms.
Below is one offering of EENG 7415 for the Fall 2022 term.
Fri Sep 09 - Fri Dec 16 (15 weeks)
- 15 weeks
- CRN 45981
Class meeting times
|Sep 09 - Dec 16||Fri||14:30 - 17:30||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2030|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Departmental approval needed
Students are responsible for completion of pre-requisites and co-requisites. Approval required prior to registration, please contact Program Assistant email@example.com - include your BCIT ID A#. No class on Sept 30 and Nov 11 - stat holiday - make up class TBA.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss the origin of soils and the relationship to host material.
- Solve basic soil mechanics problems to determine volume, density, mass, saturation/retention and buoyancy measures using mathematical relationships.
- Analyze groundwater problems based on the fundamentals of groundwater movement in soil using Darcy's law in relation to the movement of fluids in a porous environment, taking into consideration groundwater movement in unsaturated and saturated porous media.
- Apply the principles of flow nets to groundwater flow by solving hydraulic conductivity problems using flow net analyses.
- Calculate hydraulic conductivity using the Hvorslev and Bouwer and Rice methods for response testing.
- Describe fundamental inorganic and organic geochemical processes for water and soil.
- Explain the basic principles of biotransformation.
- Explain ground water flow and mass transport mechanisms and calculate contaminant plume hydraulic parameters.
- Explain the nature and characteristic of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPL) and be able to determine.
- Describe basic NAPL movement in the subsurface.
Effective as of Fall 2019
Soil Mechanics and Contaminant Hydrogeology (EENG 7415) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
- Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time
Interested in being notified about future offerings of Soil Mechanics and Contaminant Hydrogeology (EENG 7415)? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.
Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.