Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Course Information
TitleΕΔΑΦΟΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΜΕΛΕΙΩΣΕΙΣ / Soil Mechanics and Foundations
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000131

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • English (Instruction)
  • German (Instruction)
General Prerequisites
Forest road, opening up, construction and maintenance
Learning Outcomes
foundations, calculation of bearing capacity, soil-mechanik's studies, calculation of soil stresses, support of constructions
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
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction and general principles, elements of soil dynamics, properties, classification and control of soil strength, foundations of technical works, slopes stability,pavement construction and strength control. Enngineering characteristics of soils and soil testing-soil explorations. Design of foundations, embankmentsand cut slopes. Drainage for forest roads. Stresses in soils and pavements. Bearing capacity,shear failures. Stresses due to load, effect of tire pressure, combined stresses. Frost heave, loss of strength during frost melting. Protection of forest ecosystem due to prediction of embankment settlement.
Soil mechaniK, soil strength, foundation, slopeslides, frost
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
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 PC programs for the calculation of foundation, bearing capacity and Mohr rad. Representation different construction in the forest environment with the help of power point and videos. Also I realize an electronic (personal page ....) contact with the students.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ν. Παπαχαρίσης Γεωτεχνική Μηχανική
Additional bibliography for study
Τσώτσος Σ. Εδαφομηχανική Γραμματικόπουλος Γ. ,Μάνου Χατζηγώγος Θ, Εδαφομηχανική: ασκήσεις και προβλήματα Εσκίογλου Π. Εδαφομηχανική και θεμελιώσεις .Πανεπιστημιακές Παραδόσεις
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