Intended learning outcomes *
After completion of course the students should be able to:
- Define and use the basic concepts of Soil Mechanics, e.g. total and effective stress, pore water pressure, shear strength, elastic- and oedometer modulus
- Calculate the initial vertical stresses in a stratum and calculate the additional stresses from loading.
- Given a problem, chose proper soil mechanical model for the design of a construction.
- Analyze and design shallow foundations with respect to settlements and stability.
-Analyze and specify maximum allowed excavation depth and maximum slope inclination with respect to stability, hydraulic failure, and heave.
- Analyze, design and value embankments and slopes with respect to stability.
- Calculate the lateral earth pressures acting on earth retaining walls and sheet pile walls according to Rankine and Coulomb theories.
- Execute and report a geotechnical routine- and CRS test on clay soil sample.
- Write a geotechnical design memorandum.
Given realistic problems, you will be exercised in modelling and solving problems, alone and as a member of a group. Your writing skills will be exercised from continuous feedback given on all written assignments. Corresponding English terminology will be presented during lecture and in literature.