Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

Course Information
TitleΑΡΙΘΜΗΤΙΚΕΣ ΜΕΘΟΔΟΙ ΣΤΗ ΓΕΩΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ / Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600014859

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 38
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses955
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses955
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)955
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses955

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΓ3800
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Design and manage projects
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Introduction to Numerical methods in Geotechnical Engineering • Introduction in the Finite Element Method • Plane strain finite elements • Bar, beam and interface elements • Isoparametric elements • Boundary conditions, solution, post-processing • Applications in Geotechnical Engineering, soil modelling, structures and loads • Discretization errors • Linear and nonlinear soil constitutive laws • Elasto-plastic constitutive soil models • Critical State Theory and modified Cam Clay model • Non-linear finite element analysis • Numerical analysis of geotechnical structures (shallow and deep foundations, excavations, embankments, retaining walls, underground structures).
Numerical methods, Geotechnical Engineering, Finite Elements, Soil constitutive laws
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work100.4
Interactive Teaching in Information Center451.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
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