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Course unit
INO2043844, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
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

No lecturer assigned to this course unit

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
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Prerequisites: Geotechnics.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of this course is to guide the student in designing geotechnical structures for soil protection against natural hazards and for the realization of territorial infrastructures. This objective is achieved through the acquisition of knowledge in the theory and practice of the geotechnics.
Examination methods: Exam methods will be announced soon.
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
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)