Course Code : | 1114FTIGEO |

Study domain: | Construction |

Academic year: | 2019-2020 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Sequentiality: | The student has passed 3-Theory of Strength and Stability (1105FTISTS) |

Contact hours: | 54 |

Credits: | 6 |

Study load (hours): | 168 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Johan Blom Mohammadtaher Ghalandari |

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:

an active knowledge of

specific prerequisites for this course

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

- English

- general knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet

specific prerequisites for this course

Knowledge and notice of typical topics and concepts from Materials Sciences such as normal and shear stress, force, loading, elasticity; and their relations eg. the Mohr Stress Diagram.

- The student can define and describe the common concepts, features, technology and the usual basic assumptions of the material ground and soil, The student masters a subject-specific vocabulary. For example, the student can define the main features, terminology and concepts related to such as the composition and mechanical parameters of sand, clay and other soil types, ... He / she can describe specific laboratory and field tests. He / she can distinguish concepts such as anisotropy,non-elastic behavior. (BE1, BK-K1)
- The student can identify the common values, explain the (derived) relations and demonstrate in the form of a (mathematical) conclusive evidence. For example, the student controlls aspects as water content, pore content, permeability factor, the parameters of the mechanical behavior of the material 'soil', identify and interpret it. He / she can formulate a conclusive evidence for the relationship between pore content and unit weight, between gradient and effective soil stress, he / she can derive expressions for sliding equilibrium of a retaining wall. (BE4, BK-K2, BK-K3)
- The student can explain and illustrate the presented calculation methods , with interpretation of all the formulas to apply common concepts and parameters. He / she can for simple numerical problems, analogous to examples, justify a a method of calculation with sound arguments and illustrate his / her understanding. The student uses the necessary (mathematical) explanations, demonstrating that he / she understands the backgrounds. Example: the student can explain the design methods and principles for shallow foundations and foundations on piles, with interpretation of all the formulas to apply common concepts and parameters. He / she takes a (partial) problem with the appropriate solution method, justify the reasons for the choices made and works with the appropriate numerical values into the required solution level. (BE2, BK-K3)
- The student can analyze questions that lean towards the practice, in terms of the guidance provided in the lectures principles, concepts, variables, formulas, ... (BE3, BR1, BR3, BK-K1, BK-K5)
- The student is able to use data bases and other references in ordr to analyze, qualify and evaluate geotechnical properties of the soil. (BR1)

Theory

1. Soil Parameters and soil classifications

2 Geology

3. Determining soil structure

4 Soil parameters from soil bore testing

5. Permeability of the ground/soil

6. Soilstresses: total and effective stresses, pore water pressures

7. The shear resistance of the soil

8. Stresses induced by overloads

9. Vertical deformations of the soil

10. Bearing capacity of shallow foundations

11. The Eurocodes in geotechnics

12. Design of shallow foundations

13. Bearing capacity of foundations on piles

14. Dewatering

Exercises

1. soil Parameters

2. Soil types and soil classifications

3. Determining soil structure and soil parameters from soil borings

4. Permeability of the ground

5. Ground stresses: total and effective stresses, pore water pressures

6. The shear resistance of the soil

7. Stresses induced by overloads in soil

8. Vertical deformation of the soil

9. Bearing capacity of shallow foundations

10. Design of shallow foundations (deterministic manner and according to EC7)

11. Bearing capacity of foundations on piles

12. Drains/dewatering

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions

ExaminationWritten examination without oral presentation Closed book Open book Multiple-choice Open-question

**BLACKBOARD-elektronisch**

Janssens, R. (2012). Geotechniek. [print]

Course and exercises available on Blackboard

**ARTEFACT-paper**

European Standard. *Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design – Part 1: General Rules* (2005). European Committee for Standardization – Belgisch Instituut voor Normalisatie.

ES- Eurocode 0

ES - Eurocode 1

SB260 H21 'Ontwerp, Studie en Berekeningsnota's'

BGGG- Rapport: Standaardprocedures voor geotechnisch onderzoek: sonderingen ; Deel 1: planning, uitvoering en rapportering

BGGG-Rapport: Richtlijnen bemalingen

Via Blackboard

Johan.Blom@uantwerpen.be

taher.ghalandari@uantwerpen.be