Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Course Information
TitleΕΔΑΦΟΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΘΕΜΕΛΕΙΩΣΕΙΣ / Soil Mechanics and Foundations
Code302Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420000131

Programme of Study: UPS School of Forestry and Natural Environment (2009-today)

Registered students: 47
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses533

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600125996
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
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)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Mechanical Scineces and Applied Mechanics, 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
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
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.
Keywords
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
Description
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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures602
Laboratory Work100.3
Fieldwork100.3
Reading Assigment50.2
Tutorial50.2
Written assigments50.2
Total953.2
Student Assessment
Description
YES
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στοιχεία εδαφομηχανικής Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 11373 Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2009 Συγγραφείς: Γεωργιάδης Μιχάλης, Γεωργιάδης Κωνσταντίνος ISBN: 978-960-456-157-5 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Ζήτη Πελαγία & Σια Ι.Κ.Ε.
Last Update
21-09-2018