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Syllabus for

Academic year
BOM045 - Geotechnics
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIEE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 50 - CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: B

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   30 May 2016 am EKL,  05 Apr 2016 am EKL,  18 Aug 2016 am SB

In programs

MPSEB STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPSEB STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Minna Karstunen
Docent  Jelke Dijkstra



Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

VGE370 Teknisk geologi and VGG022 Geoteknik med grundläggning or equivalent undergraduate background in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering.

Aim

This course aims to give the student an understanding of geotechnical design based on fundamental theories, and the ability to apply these theories in practice in local and global context.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

This course aims to give the student an understanding
of geotechnical design based on fundamental theories, and the ability to apply these
theories in practice in local and global context.


After suffessful completion of this course, the student should
be able to:

- Further develop an in-depth understanding of the
complexities of material behaviour of natural soils

 

- Evaluate simplified geotechnical theories and
methods to describe soil behaviour and to understand the assumptions and
limitations of these methods in various fields of application

 

-  Apply the acquired
knowledge to practical problem-solving

Content

- Soil characterisation

- Stresses and deformations in soil

- Strength of soils

- Consolidation and creep

- Shallow and deep foundations

- Earth retaining structures

- Relevant geotechnical design methods

Organisation

Lectures and tutorials, plus a design project.

Literature

Book: Craig's Soil Mechanics, 8th edition, Knappett J. & Craig R.F., Spon Press, 2012 , as well as slides and additional materials in Ping Pong.

Examination

The examination of the course is a written exam with two parts: part one is dealing with (largely) theoretical questions and part two is problem solving. The grading of the course is equal to the grading of the exam. The design project also needs to be approved.


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.