Soil Mechanics I

Course Information
TitleΕΔΑΦΟΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ Ι / Soil Mechanics I
CodeΤΓ0500
FacultyEngineering
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20000125

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 264
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Core program for all studentsCompulsory Course535

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600010735
SectionInstructors
1. ΤΓ0500Konstantinos Georgiadis, Evangelos Stavridakis, Theodora Tika-Vasilikou
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the students should be able to: • Understand the multiphase nature of soil, its physical properties and its classification principles, • Understand the principle of effective stress, derive geostatic stresses, as well as stresses and strains within soil mass due to external loads, • Estimate pore water pressure, permeability, flow rates and seepage forces during seepage, • Understand the theory of one dimensional consolidation of soil and estimate its time-dependent pore water pressure, effective stress and deformation during consolidation, • Estimate the compressibility parameters of soil, as well as the immediate and consolidation settlements of structures in coarse and fine soils, • Understand the basic aspects of theory of soil strength under undrained and fully drained conditions and the risk of soil failure, • Select the appropriate strength parameters to be used in the design
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Soil composition, soil phases and and soil classification. Stresses and deformations in soil. Effective stress concept. Stresses due to external loads. Seepage. Consolidation. Settlement. Shear strength of soils. Ground investigation.
Keywords
SOIL MECHANICS, SOIL, WATER, EFFECTIVE STRESS, CONSOLIDATION, SETLLEMENT, SHEAR STRENGTH, GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Project / Laboratory Session
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Laboratory Work30.1
Project150.5
Total180.6
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams: 80% Compulsory project: 20% Graded laboratory report(optional): up to 1 (out of 10) additionally to the above
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σημειώσεις του μαθήματος (elearning.auth.gr) Μ. Καββαδάς, «Στοιχεία Εδαφομηχανικής», Εκδόσεις «Συμεών», Αθήνα, 2009.
Additional bibliography for study
Knappett J.A. and Craig R.F. (2012), Craig’s Soil Mechanics, Spon Press Lambe T. W. and Whitman R.V. (1979), Soil Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons Holtz R. D. and Kovacs W.D. (1981), An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, Prentice Hall Τσότσος Στ. (1991), Εδαφομηχανική: Θεωρία-Μέθοδοι-Εφαρμογές, Εκδόσεις Β. Βερβερίδης & Π. Πολυχρονίδης
Last Update
05-11-2015