73715 - Geotechnics

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course is an introduction to soil mechanics and applications of its principles to the engineering practice.

Course contents

MODULE 1. Soil description and classification. State parameters and Stress history. Groundwater: permeability and seepage. One dimensional consolidation. Soil behaviour: shear strenght and critical state soil mechanics. Soil behaviour: stiffness. In situ tests. Laboratory tests. Earth pressures. Retaining walls. Shallow and deep foundations.

MODULE 2. Laboratory activities in class and at the Laboratory of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (LISG [http://www.dicam.unibo.it/it/Centro-laboratori/lisg] ), Via del Lazzaretto 15/5.

Readings/Bibliography

RICCARDO BERARDI, FONDAMENTI DI GEOTECNICA, SECONDA EDIZIONE, NOVARA, 2013

LAURA TONNI E GUIDO GOTTARDI, ESERCIZI DI GEOTECNICA, BOLOGNA 2010

RENATO LANCELLOTTA, GEOTECNICA, QUARTA EDIZIONE, BOLOGNA 2012

PIETRO COLOMBO E FRANCESCO COLLESELLI, ELEMENTI DI GEOTECNICA, ZANICHELLI 1996

Teaching methods

MODULO 1. Theory and worked example at the blackboard with the aid of the projector.

MODULO 2. Practical laboratory activities, with the aid of the blackboard and projector.

Assessment methods

Written and oral examination.

Teaching tools

Blackboard and projector and laboratory tools.

Office hours

See the website of Laura Govoni

See the website of Michela Marchi