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MATHEMATICAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
ANALYSIS AND MATHEMATICAL MODELLING IN GEOTECHNICS
INP8084437, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MATHEMATICAL ENGINEERING
IN2191, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track MATHEMATICAL MODELLING FOR ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANALYSIS AND MATHEMATICAL MODELLING IN GEOTECHNICS
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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
No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ICAR/07 Geotechnics 6.0

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

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

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Nome
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to supply the basic instrument for the analysis and modelling of geotechnical problems and with particular care to the modelling of soil response.
Examination methods: The exam will be written or oral and will concern the arguments presented in class
Assessment criteria: The student preparation will be evaluated checking the comprehension of the arguments presented in the class and the ability to solve real problems related to the same arguments.
Course unit contents: Porous media mechanics: Classification of soils, rocks and rock masses; Physical state and stress state in porous media; Behaviour of soils and rocks in relation to solid-fluid interactions; Strength and stiffness of geomaterials; Simply and advanced constitutive models for geomechanics; Fundamental equations for porous media.
Methods for geotechnical analysis; Limit Equilibrium Methods for plastic state conditions and for landslides, Continuos and discontinuos approaches; Numerical integration with mesh-based and particle-based methods, Discrete Element models and other advanced methods
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons in class, seminars from external experts, exercitations with numerical codes
Additional notes about suggested reading: Powerpoint presentation of lessons available on Moodle platform of Dicea website.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Atkinson, John H., <<An >>introduction to the mechanics of soils and foundationsthrough critical state soil mechanicsJohn Atkinson. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Goodman, Richard E., Introduction to rock mechanicsRichard E. Goodman. New York [etc.]: Wiley, 1989. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Wood, David Muir, Geotechnical modellingrisorsa elettronicaDavid Muir Wood. London: CRC Press, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos

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

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