Nicholas Beier, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor, GeoEnvironmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

CIV E 681 - Seepage and Drainage

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-1S-1)

Elements of hydrogeology; regional groundwater flow, borehole logging methods. Theory of groundwater flow through soils and rocks, permeability, Darcy's law, field governing equations and their solution by approximate methods, finite difference and finite element methods, unsaturated flow. Civil engineering applications, seepage in earth structures, design of dewatering systems for excavations and slopes, field testing, grouting.

LECTURE B1 (77655) Download syllabus
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 14:00 - 15:20 (NRE 2-122)


CIV E 682 - Environmental Geotechnics and Geochemistry

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Environmental laws and regulatory processes; geotechnical characterization for environmental problems; transfer processes; concepts in thermodynamic equilibrium chemistry; geochemical processes in groundwater and mineral-water-atmosphere interaction; geotechnical and geochemical aspects of mine waste management.

LECTURE B2 (77668) Download syllabus
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
MF 12:30 - 13:50 (NRE 2-122)


ENV E 434 - Environmental Geotechnics

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Design of soil waste containment systems; stability of natural slopes, engineered cuts and embankments; earth pressure theories; design of retaining structures and pressures on buried pipes; settlement of earth containment structures and foundations; load-carrying capacity of foundations; design for filtration, separation, containment, and reinforcement using geosynthetics. Prerequisites: CIV E 381 and ENV E 251.

LECTURE 501 (68274) Download syllabus
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 09:30 - 10:50 (NRE 1-001)