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CODE 84540
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

SPECIAL FOUNDATIONS - Module

Module of the Course : Soil and Rock Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Course leader: Riccardo Berardi

Course Code: 84540

Scientific Sector (MIUR):  ICAR/07 Geotechnics

Credits: 5

Degree: MSc  in Civil and Environmental Engineering – First year – 2nd Semester

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

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.

SOFT SKILLS:

Personal skill: basic level (case/problem teaching).

Learning skill: basic level (case/problem teaching)

Skill in project creation: basic level (teaching for projects)

 

TEACHING METHODS

This module uses lectures, tutorial exercises, case histories.

SOFT SKILLS:

Personal skill: basic level (case/problem teaching).

Learning skill: basic level (case/problem teaching)

Skill in project creation: basic level (teaching for projects)

Working students and students with a certified DSA, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning modes

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Shallow foundations: soil-foundation-structure interaction. Structural design of foundations
  • Deep foundations. Types and construction methods. Single pile under axial loading: bearing capacity and settlement. Loading tests. Group of piles.  Single pile under horizontal loading: bearing capacity and settlement.
  • Earth Retaining structures: Earth pressure principles and components.  Types of retaining structures. Gravity retaining walls. Embedded walls. Ground Anchors in retaining structures.Soil diplacements due to deep excavation and consequences on existing buildings.
  • Composite walls: reinforced earth and geosynthetic reinforced walls.  Principles and design analyses.
  • Global stability for slopes and excavations
  • Soil improvement methods in foundation applications: Preloading, vertical drains and radial consolidation; soil compaction; soil stabilization; jet grouting and deep mixing

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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.

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.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

RICCARDO BERARDI (President)

GIOVANNI BESIO (President)

ANDREA MARGARITA LIRA LOARCA (President)

ROSSELLA BOVOLENTA

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

 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.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
16/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/02/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale AULA A6
15/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA A12
31/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale A12
17/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA A6
01/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

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 PRO3 - Soft skills - Imparare a imparare base 1 - A
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 PRO3 - Soft skills - Creazione progettuale base 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Creazione progettuale base 1 - A