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CIVIL ENGINEERING
Course unit
GEOTECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND MODELLING
INP7080780, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CIVIL ENGINEERING
IN0517, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track GEOTECNICA [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GEOTECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND MODELLING
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dicea/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN0517-001PD-2018-INP7080780-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIAMPAOLO CORTELLAZZO ICAR/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/07 Geotechnics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 2018 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CORTELLAZZO GIAMPAOLO (Presidente)
FAVARETTI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
CARRUBBA PAOLO (Supplente)
COLA SIMONETTA (Supplente)
SIMONINI PAOLO (Supplente)
1 2017 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CORTELLAZZO GIAMPAOLO (Presidente)
FAVARETTI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
CARRUBBA PAOLO (Supplente)
COLA SIMONETTA (Supplente)
SIMONINI PAOLO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides the basic concepts for the formulation of a geotechnical subsoil model as a representative scheme of stratigraphic conditions, the interstitial pressure regime and the mechanical properties of soils and is aimed at the definition of geotechnical parameters and soil behavior laws, necessary for the study and design of geotechnical engineering works.
Examination methods: The exam is made up of a an oral discussion including the homeworks given during the course.
Assessment criteria: The student will have to demonstrate an understanding of the topics, theoretical and methodological, illustrated during the teaching and know how to use them consciously and in full autonomy.
Course unit contents: Selection of the in situ tests to define the geotechnical model. Determining significant volume; execution of boreholes; execution and interpretation of various in situ tests (CPT, SPT, Dilatometric, Pressiometric, Vane Test, Plate Test, Seismic Testing in Hole and Surface); determination of the main geotechnical parameters; purpose of laboratory tests; definition of the characteristic values of the mechanical parameters of soils. Illustration of real cases. Cyclic and dynamic behavior of soils; determination of seismic parameters from laboratory and in situ tests. Subsoil category, acceleration on the bedrock, stratigraphic amplification factor, topographic amplification factor, maximum surface acceleration. Study of liquefaction phenomena.
Elastic and elastoplastic constitutive soil laws. Theoretical backgrounds and identification of the parameters that characterize them. Constitutive soil laws: Mohr-Coulomb, Cam Clay and Modified Cam Clay.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal Lecturing.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides shown during the individual lessons are provided during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • David Muir Wood, Geotechnical Modelling. --: CRC Press, 2004. Consultazione Cerca nel catalogo
  • D. M. Potts and L. Zdravkovic, Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering: Volume One - Theory. --: Thomas Telford Ltd, 1999. Consultazione Cerca nel catalogo
  • D. M. Potts and L. Zdravkovic, Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering: Volume Two - Application. --: Thomas Telford Ltd, 2001. Consultazione Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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