SOIL AND ROCKS MECHANICS

SOIL AND ROCKS MECHANICS

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Code
84539
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 9263 CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-23) GENOVA

5 credits during the 2nd year of 9305 SAFETY ENGINEERING: TRANSPORT AND TERRITORIAL SYSTEMS (LM-26) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/07
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING )
semester
1° Semester
modules

OVERVIEW

SOIL AND ROCK MECHANICS - 

Module of the Course : Soil and Rock Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Course leader: Riccardo Berardi

Course Code: 84539

Scientific Sector (MIUR): ICAR/07 Geotechnics

Credits: 5

Degree: MSc  in Civil and Environmental Engineering – First year – First Semester

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course aims

The main objective is to supply a deeper knowledge in the fundamentals of soil mechanics, focusing particularly the attention to the mechanical behaviour of soils, analysing the more consolidated approaches based on the framework of elasto-plasticity. The fundamentals of rock mechanics are treated; the most important aspects related to rock mass analyses are considered as well

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

Learning outcomes

Development of mechanical schemes for soil behaviour in order to analyse complex geotechnical problems under generalised soil and stress conditions. Capabilities in understanding and defining analyses for geo-mechanical problems.

Teaching methods

This module uses lectures, tutorial exercises, case histories.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Mechanical behaviour of soil. Elasticity and Plasticity in Soil Mechanics: non-linear elastic models. Elasto-plastic models. Critical State Soil Mechanics. Dilatancy. Elastic and Limit analyses in geotechnical problems.  Fundamentals of Soil Dynamics. Applications to foundation problems.

Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics: characteristics of intact rock. Deformability, strength and failure of intact rock. Measurements of rock properties. Rock mass: discontinuities; natural and induced stresses; rock mass classification methods ; deformability, strength and failure of rock masses. Engineering applications.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Soil Mechanics:

Set of Lectures

R. Berardi (2013), Fondamenti di Geotecnica, 2a Ed. Città Studi, De Agostini Scuola.

J. Atkinson (1997) , Geotecnica -Meccanica delle terre e fondazioni , Mc Graw Hill .

R. Lancellotta (2008) Geotechnical Engineering, 2nd edition, Taylor & Francis.

Rock Mechanics:

Set of Lectures

M. Barla (2010) Elementi di Meccanica e Ingegneria delle Rocce, Celid Ed., Torino

J.A. Hudson and J.P. Harrison (1997), Engineering Rock Mechanics, Pergamon .

 (Reading lists available at DICCA and School of Engineering Libraries)

Web resources

Set of lectures (AulaWeb)

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: on appointment: 010 3532506 riccardo.berardi@unige.it

Exam Board

GIOVANNI DALERCI (President)

ROSSELLA BOVOLENTA (President)

RICCARDO BERARDI (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

This module uses lectures, tutorial exercises, case histories.

 

LESSONS START

September 19, 2016

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination

Assessment methods

Oral examination. Questions are posed intended to establish the theoretical knowledge of the topics and links with practical applications.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Prerequisites for grading

Geotechnics