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School of Engineering
Course unit
INO2043844, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOIL PROTECTION PROJECT WORK
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge FABIO GABRIELI ICAR/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/07 Geotechnics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Prerequisites: Geotechnics
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of this course is to guide the student in designing and compiling geotechnical structures for soil protection against natural hazards and for the realization of territorial infrastructures.
Examination methods: Some brief preliminary homeworks, the executive geotechnical project and the oral examination.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criterion is based on homeworks and on the compliance of the project with the objectives of the course.
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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The learning will be favored by a mix of teaching methods with the aid of slide shows, videos, with exposure to the blackboard and with the support of the personal computer.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Besides lecture notes and handouts, an extensive review of texts for consultation will be provided.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Renato Lancellotta, Geotecnica. --: Zanichelli, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • John Atkinson, The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo