Publications

  1. Xavier, P., Holmes, M., Evans, R., Clancy, J. Can Virtual Reality assist the recoupling of theory and practice in Civil Engineering education? (Ed.), Proceedings of the Virtual and Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Conference 2018 33 42 IM Publications Open LLP

Teaching

  • EG-120 Strength of Materials

    The aim of the module is to gain understanding into how engineering structures and components transmit loads and other external actions by means of internal stresses and how these stresses lead to strains and displacements. The course aims to explain the simple models of beam behaviour, concepts such as Mohr circle of stress and the relationships between stress and strain. Relevant case studies will be used to illustrate the importance of these subject areas.

  • EG-121 Highway Design and Surveying

    This module introduces construction and geometric design of highways and practice in surveying. This module includes a field trip to be held in late May 2020.

  • EG-223 Basic Soil Mechanics

    This module introduces the fundamentals of soil mechanics, including the theory of shear strength of soils and the classification of soils according to their various physical and mechanical characteristics of relevance to Civil Engineering. Relevant experimental procedures are covered in detail in this module and further explored (by means of practical laboratory experiments) in GEL-200 in Semester 2. The concepts introduced here will form a basis for the learning of more complex topics relating to Geomechanics and Engineering of Foundation to be seen in Year 3.

  • EG-329 Hydrology and Unsteady Flow

    This module comprises two components: Hydrology (80%) and Water Engineering Design (20%) Hydrology: 1. Introduction of important concepts in hydrology, such as hydrological cycle, rainfall runoff process, hydrological design; 2. Ensuring students to be able to solve common hydrological problems following the general practice guideline in engineering hydrology; 3. Encouraging critical thinking on issues related to development issues, with special emphasis on water supply problems under the climate change impacts. Water Engineering Design:Storm water design calculations. Design of paved and roof drainage systems. Application of rational method hydrology open channel flow in urban drainage. Preliminary design calculations. British and Eurocode applications. Case studies and design of SuDs components

  • GEL200 Introductory Geology for Engineers

    This module is an introduction to geology aimed particularly at the needs of civil engineers. The module comprises three sections, covering geological materials - minerals and rocks; distribution of rocks through geological maps and their interpretation; and engineering geology. Lectures are supported by practical work. The module assumes no prior knowledge of geology.