Course Code : | 2102FTIGTS |

Study domain: | Construction |

Academic year: | 2019-2020 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Contact hours: | 48 |

Credits: | 3 |

Study load (hours): | 84 |

Contract restrictions: | Exam contract not possible |

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

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

- English

- 1. The student is able to formulate, define and describe typical concepts, principles and the most common basic hypotheses for the study of geotechnical stability of constructions in contact with soil. The student also masters the specific (multilingual) vocabulary for this course.
- 2. The student is able to define the typical units and to explain and demonstrate the (deduced) relationships between them via a conclusive evidence.
- 3. The student is able to explain and clarify the given calculation methods, and is also able to interpret the common concepts and parameters that need to be applied in formulas. He/she can explain, with clear arguments, the chosen calculation method in simple numerical questions that are analogous to application examples, through the correct problem identification. Next to that, he/she can also illustrate insight into the issue and can provide the necessary (mathematical) clarifications that show his/her understanding of the basic knowledge.
- 4. The student is able to determine the correct units in simple numerical questions, and is able to use the correct relations. Next to that, the student is also able to calculate what is asked without using any tools.
- 5. The student is able to analyse questions, that lean towards practical issues, using the concepts, principles, units and formulas as seen in the lectures.
- 6. The student is able to solve questions, that lean towards practical issues, after analysis and the choice of an appropriate method. For this, the student is able to execute the necessary mathematical work. The student uses the course notes and also foresees the necessary mathematical explanations that shows the student's background knowledge.

The lectures clarify the theory of the geotechnical stability design. Different geotechnical constructions will be dealt with: soilturning walls and quay walls, dam walls, inclines and pile groups. Finally, the calculation of girder on elastic channels will be discussed. Calculations will be made according to the deterministic method and Eurocode 7.

During the seminars; theory will be put into practice:

1. Earth pressures on turning constructions: active, passive and neutral earth pressures

2. Stability of soilturning walls and quay walls; Eurocode 7 method

3. Stability of dam walls

4. Stability of pile groups: position of use, and succumb position

5. Stability of inclines

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions

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

PowerPointpresentations and additional information will be provided via Blackboard. Eurocode 7.

Ian Smith , Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics, 9th Edition, ISBN: 978-0-470-67339-3, 488 pages

September 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

Dr. ir. U. Backhausen, prof dr.ir. A.E.C; van der Stoel, Reader Geotechniek

Johan.Blom@uantwerpen.be (room Z.353)

taher.ghalandari@uantwerpen.be