Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2016/2017
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Disciplinary sector: 
GEOTECHNICS (ICAR/07)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The objective of the course is to give to the students a basic knowledge in designing Artificial slopes and Embankments.

Prerequisites

Soil Mechanics

Syllabus

Recall of Soil Mechanics (1 hour of lessons). Limit Analysis Theorems and applications; Infinite slope; Critical excavation height (3 hours of lessons + 2 of exercise). Limit equilibrium methods: infinite slope; methods of Fellenius, Bishop, Morgenstern & Price; Janbu; Sarma (6 hours of lessons + 6 of exercises). Settlement calculation: oedometric method and Skempton & Bjerrum method; immediate, consolidation and secondary settlement (6 hours of lessons and 6 hours of exercises). Consolidation: techniques to accelerate consolidation (6 hours of lessons and 4 hours of exercises) Construction techniques for embankments (4 hours of lessons). Reinforced earth (2 hours of lessons + 2 of exercise).

Teaching Methods

Textbooks

J. Atkinson: Foundations and Slopes. McGraw Hill

Learning assessment

Oral Examination

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