AF2611 Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Course 7.5 credits

Jordmekanik, avancerad kurs

• Continuum Mechanics; Soil Stress-strain, stress paths, 3D Stresses & strains

• Elasticity and plasticity

• Constitutive soil models; Coulombe model; The Cam Clay model

• Performance and evaluation of triaxial tests. Laboratory routine test and ödometer tests

• The use the commercial FE-package Plaxis for the solution of practical engineering problems such as excavations, consolidation and embankments

• Design and analysis of a practical engineering problem is included in the course as a project task.

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Course contents *

• Continuum Mechanics; Soil Stress-strain, stress paths, 3D Stresses & strains

• Elasticity and plasticity

• Constitutive soil models; Coulombe model; The Cam Clay model

• Performance and evaluation of triaxial tests. Laboratory routine test and ödometer tests

• The use the commercial FE-package Plaxis for the solution of practical engineering problems such as excavations, consolidation and embankments

• Design and analysis of a practical engineering problem is included in the course as a project task.

Intended learning outcomes *

This course focus on the application of soil mechanics in the analysis and design of earth retaining structures such as gravity wall, sheet pile wall and reinforced soil. The course is problem oriented where you work with a complex structure considering the whole design process. Hand calculations are combined with numerical modeling where deformations are considered. The course emphasizes the importance of parameter selection in calculations. In order to get appropriate in-data for the analyses, routine tests, oedometer tests, and undrained triaxial tests on soft clay are performed in the course. The aim of this course is to give advanced knowledge on analysis and design of foundation constructions.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

AF1601 Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

AF2609 Foundation Engineering

Recommended prerequisites

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Literature

Artiklar, rapporter och föreläsningsanteckningar som delas ut kontinuerligt under kursens gång

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

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The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

PRO1 - Project, 4.5 credits, grade: A-E

ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, grade: P

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Stefan Larsson

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Offered by

ABE/Soil- and Rock Mechanics

Main field of study *

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

William Bjureland, wbj@kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.