Soil Mechanics III

Course Information
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000143

Programme of Study: PPS TPM - EISAKTEOI APO 2022 KAI EXĪS

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Programme of Study: PPS TPM (EISACΗTHENTES EŌS KAI 2021)

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΓ2300Konstantinos Georgiadis, Theodora Tika
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
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, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΤΓ0500 Soil Mechanics I
  • ΤΓ0600 Laboratory and Field Tests in Soil Mechanics
  • ΤΓ0700 Soil Mechanics II
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the students should be able to: • Plot stress paths and estimate pore water pressure for the most common stress states • Estimate the characteristics of stress-strain behavior of soil, obtained from laboratory tests, • Understand soil behavior before failure and at critical state and derive corresponding stresses and strains, • Understand the importance of residual strength in the case of large soil deformation, • Understand the relation between soil parameters and recognize the critical conditions for geotechnical design.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
State of stress and strain in soil. Stress and strain paths. Pore water pressure under undrained conditions. Laboratory tests for the determination of stress-strain relationship of soils. Soil behaviour prior and at failure. Critical state theory. Soil Stiffness. Residual Strength. Design soil parameters.
Soil behaviour, stress paths, stress-stain relationships, critical state theory, soil stiffness, residual strength, geotechnical design
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Project
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Compulsory project Oral examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σημειώσεις του μαθήματος (
Additional bibliography for study
Budhu M. (2007), Soil Mechanics and Foundations, John Wiley & Sons Lambe T. W. and Whitman R.V. (1979), Soil Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons Wood D.M. (1990), Soil Behaviour and Critical State Soil Mechanics, Cambridge University Press
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