Design of foundations, retaining structures and geotechnical works against earthquakes and other natural hazards (floodings, landslides, wind loads)

Course Information
TitleΣχεδιασμός θεμελιώσεων, αντιστηρίξεων και γεωτεχνικών έργων έναντι σεισμού και άλλων φυσικών κινδύνων (πλημμύρες, κατολισθήσεις, ανεμοπίεση) / Design of foundations, retaining structures and geotechnical works against earthquakes and other natural hazards (floodings, landslides, wind loads)
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013348

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
1. ΑΣΤΕ09-2016Christos Anagnostopoulos, Kyriazis Pitilakis, Theodora Tika
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The students should attend all courses Completion of a small project Written and oral exams
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the courses, the student will be capable of designing shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures and geotechnical constructions for various natural hazards.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Seismic analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, underground structures, slopes and embankments. Dynamic soil-foundation-structure interaction. Design of mitigation countermeasures of foundation systems and geotechnical constructions against liquefaction, landslides and floods.
Shallow and deep foundations, earth-retaining structures, geotechnical and underground structures.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities120.4
Written assigments301
Student Assessment
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)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
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