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Module of the Course : Soil and Rock Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Course leader: Riccardo Berardi
Course Code: 84540
Scientific Sector (MIUR): ICAR/07 Geotechnics
Degree: MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering – First year – 2nd Semester
The course focuses on the design of foundations and earth retaining structures. The behavior of these structures under serviceability and ultimate conditions is discussed in order to clarify the approaches, the calculation procedures and modeling assumptions adopted in the design. The previously acquired knowledge is integrated considering the soil-structure interaction problems, the non-linear behavior of the soil, the choice of the geotechnical parameters that have to be considered for the numerical analyzes.
At the end of the course, the student must be able to make choices in relation to the definition of the type of foundation and earth retaining structure suitable for the design case under study, as well as to design the structure in compliance with the serviceability limit and ultimate limit states.
This module uses lectures, tutorial exercises, case histories.
Set of Lectures (AulaWeb)
Berardi R., Fondamenti di Geotecnica, 4a Ed. 2020, Città Studi, De Agostini Scuola (www.cittastudi.it).
Lancellotta R., Calavera J., Fondazioni, 1999, Mc Graw Hill Italia, Milano.
Viggiani C., Fondazioni, 1999, Hevelius, Benevento.
Berardi G., Ingegneria delle Fondazioni, in Enciclopedia dell’Ingegneria, Cap. 45.2, ISEDI, Istituto Editoriale Internazionale, Milano.
Matos Fernandes M. (2020) , Analysis and design of geotechnical structures, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Clayton C.R.I., Woods R.I, Bond A.J, Milititsky J., Earth Pressure and Earth-Retaining Structures, 3rd ed., 2013 CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
Fleming W., Weltman A., Randolph M., Elson W., 1992, Piling Engineering, 2nd ed., Blackie Academic & Professional, Glasgow and London.
RICCARDO BERARDI (President)
GIOVANNI BESIO (President)
ANDREA MARGARITA LIRA LOARCA (President)
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.