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AIMS - Module 1
The objective of the module is to illustrate the fundamentals of geotechnical engineering, with particular emphasis on the physical-mechanical characterization of soils and the interaction between liquid and solid phases in porous media. The aim is therefore to introduce the main theoretical approaches for studying the hydro-mechanical response of soils and to provide the knowledge base for the subsequent engineering analyses.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Classification of soils. Evaluation of initial stress states and their evolution over time. Analysis of seepage through porous media. One-dimensional consolidation. Soil strength for geotechnical design: modelling methods and their applicability.
The course consists of lectures, exercises and case studies.
Fondamenti di Geotecnica - Module 1
Fondamenti di Geotecnica - Module 2
Reading lists (available at School of Engineering Libraries)
R. Berardi (2020), Fondamenti di Geotecnica, 4a ed .Città Studi, De Agostini Scuola
L. Tonni, G. Gottardi (2010), Esercizi di Geotecnica, Soc. Editrice Esculapio, Bologna
Set of lectures and exercises (AulaWeb)
Office hours: The lecturers of each module receive by appointment to be previously agreed via e-mail.
AGOSTINO WALTER BRUNO (President)
LEONARDO MARIA LALICATA
ROBERTO PASSALACQUA (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The examination will consist of a single oral test during which the solution of an analytical exercise may also be required.
There will also be two optional written in itinere tests (one per module), the results of which will not count towards the exam grade but will be used exclusively: a) by the students to self-assess their learning progress and b) by the teacher to identify any topics to be explored during the oral test.
Assessment will be exclusively by oral examination at the end of the entire course (i.e. at the end of the second module). The oral examination will consist of questions on the programme developed during the two modules and may require the solution of an analytical exercise.
The topics of the optional written in itinere tests will be based on the content developed in the teaching periods prior to the test.