ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNICS

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: MARCO FAVARETTI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Geotechnics
Hydraulics
Examination methods: Written test containing exercises e theory questions. For a vote higher than 28/30 an oral exam must be passed.
Course unit contents: SLOPE STABILITY: Peak and residual shear strength. Infinite and limited height slopes. Classification of landslides. Landslides monitoring (inclinometers, piezometers, etc.). Static and dynamics conditions, Safety factors according to limit equilibrium methods. COMPACTION: theory, geotechnical properties and structure of compacted soils, field compaction equipment. In situ and laboratory permeability and shear tests on compacted samples.LANDFILL: Design concepts and construction layout. Top and bottom natural and syntetic barriers. Shear strength and compressibility of municipal and industrial solid waste. Slurry walls. GEOSYNTHETICS: designing with geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, geosynthetic clay liners etc.SOLID WASTE