Rock and Soil Mechanics

Course Information
CodeGGG 883E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGeorgios Papathanasiou
Course ID40001758

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • English (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is to prepare the students in elaboration geotechnical aspects related to the stability of soil formations, the safe urban planning and the safe planning of construction works
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
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The soil mechanics course aims to train students of the School of Geology - Direction of "Applied Geology", on soil mechanics basics, which are useful for the elaboration of engineering geological studies for the safe construction of engineering projects either and the safe design of residential areas. This lesson of soil mechanics, includes the following topics: (a): theory: ¨ 1) physical and mechanical characteristics of soil and geo-engineering classification of soil in accordance with the international standards, 2) distribution of stresses, 3) bearing capacity 4) compression of soil and settlement 5) earth pressure and retaining walls 6) landslides and slope stability analysis, 7) site investigation, 8) Eurocode, geotechnical planning. B: Internship: Internship in various laboratory tests on soil mechanics, in accordance with international standards
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
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
teaching is peaforming using power point facilities
Course Organization
Laboratory Work240.8
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Γραπτές εξετάσεις (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τα βοηθήματα Edu9 και Edu10 είναι σε έντυπη μορφή και διατίθενται στους φοιτητές που επιλέγουν το συγκεκριμένο μάθημα (κυρίως το Edu10). Edu 9. CHRISTARAS, B. (2006): Soil mechanics laboratory and in situ tests. Techn Chamber of Gr, 2nd Ed. 144p (in Greek) Edu 10. CHRISTARAS, B. (2010). Simple steps on soil mechanics. University Studio Press, 276 p (in Greek)
Additional bibliography for study
Όλα βρίσκονται αναρτημένα στο και πολλά αναφέρονται στα ηλεντρονικά μαθήματα και στα εικονικά εργαστήρια, στην σελίδα του Τμήματος Γεωλογίας Edu 1. CHRISTARAS B. (1992): logging methods in boreholes. Geotechnical News (Geotechnical Chamber of Greece), v. 39, Nov. 1992, pp. 41-56 Edu 2. CHRISTARAS B. (2003): Natural building stones. Technical characteristics – Non destructive methods of study. Notes for the post-graduate courses of “Monument protection”, NTUA – Dept. Chem. Eng. 25p. Edu 3. CHRISTARAS, B. (2004). Soil Mechanics. AUTH Web Courses, , 149p Edu 4. CHRISTARAS, B. (2004). Laboratory tests of soil mechanics. AUTH Web Courses, , 133p Edu 5. CHRISTARAS, B & CHATZIANGELOU, M. (2004). Rock mass Description and Classification. AUTH Web courses, 28p. Edu 6. CHRISTARAS, B. MAKEDON, TH. & VASALAKIS, AN. (2004). Diamond Core Bits. AUTH Web courses, 46p. Edu 7. CHRISTARAS, B. (2005). Landslides (Gr) AUTH Web Courses, Edu 8. CHRISTARAS, B. (2005). Landslides (Gr) AUTH Web Courses,
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