SOIL PROTECTION PROJECT WORK

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: FABIO GABRIELI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Geotechnics
Examination methods: Some brief preliminary homeworks, the executive geotechnical project and the oral examination.
Course unit contents: The following topics will be discussed:
Summary of geotechnical notes
Static and dynamic soil compaction
In-situ tests for soil characterization
Embankment and levee construction and soil consolidation
Vertical drains
Vacuum assisted consolidation
Construction stage stability
Monitoring and prediction of settlements
Forms and function of levees
Levee stability and seepage
Failures of levees, remediations and restorations
Retaining walls in static and dynamic conditions
Bases of rock mechanics
Stabilty of rock slopes
Rockfall protective systems