Opere Geotecniche Speciali
SPECIAL GEOTECHNICAL WORKS Francesco Mazzieri
Basic concepts of soil mechanics and geotechnics
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course proposes the regulatory framework of geotechnical design in Italy and integrates the concepts (from basic course) concerning the geotechnical characterization (in situ and lab) of construction sites. The main geotechnical issues of construction yards (shoring, groundwater lowering, management of excavated soils, waterproofing) are illustrated. The course illustrates the main geotechnical issues of construction sites and the methods of analysis and/or solution (slope stability, seismic design, liquefaction risk, ground improvement, retaining walls, reinforced soils, use of geosynthetics, anchors, monitoring of ground movement).The course finally deals with the design and construction of some unconventional geotechnical works (land reclamation, landfills, large pipelines, special foundations).CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
Through the analysis of actual or hypothetical situations proposed both in class practice and during the exam the course aims at providing the student with the ability of: 1) selecting the most appropriate investigation techniques; 2) recognizing the geotechnical issues posed by the situation at hand; 3) individuating the most appropriate approach to analyze and deal with the issues; 4) proposing and developing a design solution also based on the consideration of costs/benefits ratio. TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
Cooperative learning and study groups for some subjects are encouraged. Whenever easily accessible building yards are available, technical visits and on-site team practice are organized. This adds also to the improvement of communication skills, autonomous assessment and learning ability of the students.
Il Regulations and recommendations on geotechnical design. Geotechnical carachterization of building sites. Excavations and drainage works. Management of excavated soils. Structural waterproofing. Use of geosynthetics. Soil improvement techniques. Reinforced soils. Slope stability. Inclinometers. Sesmic design of geotechnical structures. Landfills. Land reclamation. Buried pipes. Reinforcement of existing foundations.
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
he exam consists in oral questions. The student shall answer questions regarding at least three different topics of the course program. If the answer requires short calculations, these shall be carried out in written form during the exam.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
To pass the exam, the student must be able to demonstrate adequate knowlegde of the course subjects by correctly answering to the questions using an adequate technical terminology. The highest grade will be attributed to the students who will demostrate deep knowledge and understanding of the course content as well as the abililty to make links with the contents of basic and related courses.
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
The final grade will be attributed in /30
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
Each group of answers regarding a given topic will be marked with a score ranging between 0/10 and 10/10. It is not admitted to score less than 6/10 (the student will have to resit the exam) on a given topic. The distinction grade (30/30 e lode) will be attributed to the students who will demostrate complete mastery of the subjects.
Course materials made available on the Moodle platform
- Ingegneria Edile (Corso di Laurea Magistrale (DM 270/04))