FAF3604 Soil Mechanics 7.5 credits

Jordmekanik

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course gives a comprehensive view of the principles of soil mechanics that affects foundations of structures in soil. Particularly emphasis is put on strength and deformation properties of soil.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, the student shall

  • have a deep understanding of both the principles of soil mechanics and the fundamentals of how they are sustainably applied in engineering practice;
  • be able to describe the most significant engineering properties of soils and describe the factors that affect these properties;
  • be capable of choosing and performing soil mechanical analyses that provide long-term sustainable geotechnical structures, as well as understanding the limitations of the analysis procedures.  

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Master of Science in Civil Engineering or similar, with an undergraduate course in soil mechanics.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

The course literature is announced at the beginning of each course round.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Oral examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

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

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

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FAF3604

Offered by

ABE/Soil- and Rock Mechanics

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Stefan Larsson (stelar@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.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Soil- and Rock Mechanics