The objective of this module is focused on deepening the basics of soils mechanics, the fundamentals of analysis in applications for static and dynamic analysis as well as the basics of soil-structure interaction analysis. The students should be able to apply the strategies and methods to arbitrary engineering problems in the given fields. To fix the theoretical background the student has to apply the methods independently at given tasks during several projects.
Classification and identification of soils; Description of soil state; Water in the soil; Hydraulic conductivity and seepage flow; Distribution of vertical stress in the soil; Stress-strain relationships; Settlement analysis; Consolidation theory; Shear strength; Earth pressure; Basics of Soil Dynamics (wave propagation, laboratory and field testing, soil-structure interaction under dynamic loading); Soil Liquefaction (phenomenon, consequences, estimation of liquefaction risk, prevention)
Lancelotta, R., Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor & Francis, 2nd ed, 2009
Atkinson, J., The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations, Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, 2nd ed, 2007
Chopra, A.K., Dynamics of Structures, Prentice Hall, 2007
Wichtmann, T., Lecture Notes for Soil Mechanics, 2018