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Swayam Central

Environmental Geomechanics

By Prof. D. N. Singh   |   IIT Bombay
A consideration of technical and scientific aspects of key geo-societal issues. Case studies and analysis of current and historic databases will be used to illustrate topics including, but not limited to, impact of climate change, energy resources, water and soil pollution, and health risks posed by heavy metals and emerging pollutants.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student would:
• Have an exposure to interdisciplinary issues pertaining to environment and geotechnical engineering.
• Be trained to develop sustainable and environmentally sound solutions for geoenvironmental issues.
Understand the relevance of various legal aspects involved in addressing environmental consequences associated with geotechnical issues

INTENDED AUDIENCE  :
Civil engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geoenvironmental Engineering
PREREQUISITES : Basics in Geotechnical Engineering
INDUSTRY SUPPORT :
• Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
• Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Navi Mumbai
• Reliance Industries Limited, Mumbai
• Hindustan Lever Limited, Mumbai
• Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
• Hindalco Industries Pvt. Ltd.
• Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
• Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi
• Municipal Corporations
• Landfill operators
• Mining Industries

Learners enrolled: 270

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 26 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1   : Introduction, Nature of Soil
    Week 2   : Natural and Manmade Environments
    Week 3   : Physico-chemical Characterization of Soil
    Week 4   : Mineralogical Characterization of Soil
    Week 5   : Soil-water-air Interaction
    Week 6   : Shrinkage and Swelling
    Week 7   : Cracking Characteristics of Soil
    Week 8   : Hydraulic Conductivity
    Week 9   : Mass Transport Phenomena
    Week 10 : Thermal and Electrical Properties of Soils
    Week 11 : Thermal and Electrical Properties of Soils
    Week 12 : Applications

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Introduction to Environmental Geotechnology by Hsai – Yang Fang
    2. CDEEP, IITB video lectures on course CE 488 and CE 641 by Prof. D. N. Singh
    3. Acar, Y.B. and Daniel, D.E., “Geoenvironmental 2000: Characterization, Containment, Remediation & Performance in Environmental Geotechnics, ASCE, NY.
    4. Hari, D.S. and Krishna R.R., “Geoenvironmental Engineering: Site Remediation, Waste Containment, and Emerging Waste Management Technologies, Wiley. USA
    5. Oweis, I.S. and Khera, R.P., “Geotechnology of Waste Management” 2nd Ed, PSW Publishing Company, USA.
    6. Rees, J.F., “Contaminated Land Treatment Technologies”, SCI, Elsevier Applied Science, NY, USA

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. D. N. Singh

    IIT Bombay
    Prof. Devendra Narain Singh is an Institute Chair Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He obtained his bachelors, masters and Ph. D degrees from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. His research focuses are geomaterial characterization, contaminant- geomaterial interaction, sensors for soil moisture measurement, modelling of heat migration through soils, utilization of industrial by-products, municipal solid waste management and other fields associated with Environmental Geotechnics since 1994. He guided 36 Ph. Ds and 35 Master students and several are on-going. He is the editor-in-chief for the journal Environmental Geotechnics, ICE (UK)

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 26th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75.
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Bombay. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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