|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ICAR/07|
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The aim of the course is to analyze some of the main aspects related to soil-structure interaction phenomena that occur in the built environment. Since the focus is on existing buildings, after a first part that deals with the types of foundation and the basic methods used in practice for settlement assessment and bearing capacity calculation, the issues of greatest interest, due to external and natural causes (e.g. slope movements, soil liquefaction, groundwater oscillations, subsidence, etc.) and anthropogenic (e .g. deep excavations, shallow tunnels, etc.), are detailed and studied in depth. The course also provides the knowledge and skills to students on design and intervention guidelines relating to the foundation-soil system, such as the strengthening of foundations, underpinnig and soil improvement.
- foundation types (shallow and deep) and methods for calculating settlements and bearing capacity.
- geotechnical problems of major concern for existing buildings: slope movements due to landslides; actions induced by an earthquake, loss of bearing capacity and settlements induced by soil liquefaction, problems related to deep excavations and shallow tunneling
- knowledge and skill on design guidelines and methods for possible intervention techniques on the foundation-soil system (underpinning, reinforcement and ground improvement).
This module uses lectures, tutorial exercises, case histories and practice exercises. Technical visits could also be organized.
- Soil Mechanics : an overview
- Existing buildings: foundation types; settlement and bearing capacity assessment approaches.
- Analysis of geotechnical problems:
- Intervention techniques on the foundation-soil system: underpinning, reinforcement and ground improvement.
Set of Notes (Aulaweb)
Research Papers suggested by the teacher
Matos Fernandes M. (2020). Analysis and design of geotechnical structures . CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Lutenegger A.J.(2019). Soil Geotechnology in Construction. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Barnes G.E. (2000). Soil mechanics: Principles and Practice (2nd ed.) Palgrave
RICCARDO BERARDI (President)
STEFANIA DEGLI ABBATI
SERENA CATTARI (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam consists of an oral test that focuses on the syllabus topics, as well as a discussion of possible exercises developed individually or in group
The exam is thougth to assess if that the theoretical and practical concepts relating to the topics of the course have been acquired and understood, through specific questions and discussion of real case studies, as well as insights into any exercises proposed during the lessons. Both the quality of the exposition, the skill in the syllabus topics , the capacity for critical reasoning will be assessed.