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 short preliminary homeworks (written) during the course (6-7), one executive geotechnical project on a specific earthwork (levee, retaining wall,...) and the final oral examination.
The final oral exam (about 20-30 min) will start from the results of the previous homeworks and of the executive project.
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
The basics of rock mechanics
Stabilty of rock slopes
Rockfall protective systems