Foundation engineering Ivo Bellezza
Basic concepts of soil mechanics
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course aims to provide the students with the knowledge and skills needed for the proper selection and correct design of foundations.CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The student will be guided through the different stages of an actual construction work: preliminary investigation, motivations of design choices, adopted construction techniques, monitoring during the construction and post-construction stages. The ability to apply the acquired knowledge will be assessed through a written exam followed by an oral exam.TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
During technical visits at construction sites and completed work, the student will interact with different professionals and get cross-knowledge and complementary skills.
Fundamentals of soils mechanics - in situ tests - types of shallow foundations - Bearing capacity of shallow foundations - Settlements of shallow foundations - Deep foundations - Principal types of deep fondations - Ultimate geotechnical capacity of a single pile and pile group for axial and lateral loading. - Settlements of deep foundations - Negative skin friction - Hybrid foundations - Piles as settlement reducers.
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
The evaluation consists in both a written test and oral exam. During the written test the ultimate limit state of a foundation must be analysed using the methods showed in the course. In the oral session the written test is firstly discussed and then the knowledge of other topics of the program is tested.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
During exam tests the students must demonstrate to correctly apply the knowlege acquired during the course; moreover the student must demonstrate a sufficient ability to link different topics treated in the course
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
During the exam the ability to solve the assigned problems is evaluated and adequate knowledge of design principles is also required.
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
The maximum final mark is given to students which demonstrate full autonomy in solving the assigned problems and full knowledge of the topics presented during the course
Viggiani Fondazioni Hevelius Ed.; Lancellotta e Cavalera Fondazioni Mc Graw Hil; Duplicated lecture slides avalilable on Moodle platform.
- Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale (Corso di Laurea Triennale (DM 270/04))