Mechanical Sciences-Applied Mechanics-Geo-mechanics

Course Information
TitleΜηχανικές Επιστήμες-Εφαρμοσμένη Μηχανική-Εδαφομηχανική / Mechanical Sciences-Applied Mechanics-Geo-mechanics
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600019412

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 81
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
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)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will have the following abilities / skills: 1) calculation of forces on structures (beams, columns etc.). 2) calculation of equilibrium state of structures 3) calculation of construction stresses (tensile, bending, fracture, etc.) 4) Trusses calculations 5) structural Material strength - Basic rules of dimensioning 6) Soil strength-stress for retaining walls - calculation of frost depth in soils
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is divided into three sections: A) Engineering: which explains the subject of Engineering, Newton's fundamental laws and the division of engineering based on matter, space and time. Analyzes the forces, torque and permanent or transient loads exerted on a body. B) Applied Engineering refers to the composition and balance of forces, static moments of linear surfaces and bodies (finding center of gravity), isostatic linear bodies (definitions, types and support of bodies), cross-section loads and flat grids. Basic principles of strength of materials (types of stresses, object, stresses, deformations and diagrams). Torque of inertia and resistance torque of a body. Calculation of the correct stresses and calculation of the shear stresses of a bent beam of rectangular cross-section. Static calculations of forestry projects and control of their stability. Reinforced concrete in forestry constructions in combination with structural timber as composite constructions. C) Introduction and general principles of Soil Engineering, elements of soil dynamics, properties, classification and control of soil strength for the construction of structures. It is explained that an on-site and laboratory research of soil samples is performed, soil sampling methods are taught, foundations of technical projects (bearing strength, soil slopes, soil stabilization and methods for calculating the strength of stabilized soil samples by landslides and landslides, landslides with landslides, landslides and road thickness calculation methods). Foundation methods and systems. Ground thrusts, ground friction angles. Static control of retaining walls, safety factors. Base pillars calculations using the Terzaghi equation. Determination of depth of frost penetration in the soil in forest areas and its’ effect on structures.
Applied Engineering, forces, torque, body weight centers, bodies, forces nets, soil mechanics
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Use of PC programs for the calculation of construction's stability and study of beton(plaxis, master,fespa). A social media concting system, personal e-page or at University office are some of the ways that our students can contact with me.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work521.7
Reading Assigment541.8
Student Assessment
The achievement of learning objectives are evaluated on the following basis: 1. Lectures and written examination. 2. Exercises - laboratories with compulsory presence. 3. Individual assignment 4. Questions testing the critical thinking of students 5. Examples of engineering structural methods at forest infrastructures The final grade is appointed by the following weighting: 1. Submission of laboratory exercises 30% 2. Written theory examination 70% The evaluation results are in the relevant page of MODIP
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εφαρμοσμένη Μηχανική για Δασολόγους και Γεωπόνους, 5η Έκδοση Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 68372926 Έκδοση: 5η/2017 Συγγραφείς: Στεργιάδου Αναστασία, Γεώργιος Στεργιάδης ISBN: 978-960-418-748-5 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Eφαρμοσμένη Μηχανική Γεωτεχνικών επιστημών Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 49860 Έκδοση: 1/2010 Συγγραφείς: Εσκίογλου Παναγιώτης ISBN: 978-960-99326-5-3 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Σταύρος Αντ. Σαρτίνας
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