Alexandru Marin: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

Name Dr. Alexandru Marin
Address
Institut für Geotechnik
ETH Zürich, HIL C 13.1
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 73 70
E-mailalexandru.marin@igt.baug.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
101-0314-00LSoil Mechanics Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Civil Engineering BSc.
5 credits4GI. Anastasopoulos, R. Herzog, A. Marin
AbstractFundamentals of soil mechanics: soil classification, influence of groundwater, stresses and deformations, shear strength of soil, slope stability analysis, mechanical compaction of soil, settlement calculation and site investigation
ObjectiveFundamentals in soil mechanics and geotechnics will be presented focusing on: soil as a multi-phase hydro-mechanical system, essential parameters for classification and description of soil, influence of water on the soil behaviour, stress-strain response and shear-strength of soil
ContentIntroduction and basic terms; soil classification ; influence of groundwater, water pressure on structures, hydraulic heave (piping), water flow and erosion; stresses, concept of effective stresses, influence of stress history and stress distribution; deformation, stress-strain relationship, 1D consolidation theory (time dependency of deformations); shear-strength, failure criteria and shear-strength parameters; slope stability, infinite slope limit equilibrium methods; mechanical compaction; settlement calculation; site investigation
Lecture notesExamples
Exercises
LiteratureLang, H.-J.; Huder, J.; Amann, P.; Puzrin, A.M.: Bodenmechanik und Grundbau, Springer-Lehrbuch, 9. Auflage, 2010
Prerequisites / NoticeNotice: Laboratory exercises and online quiz (Moodle)
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingfostered
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
101-0314-10LSoil Mechanics (for Environmental Engineers) Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Environmental Engineering MSc.
3 credits2GI. Anastasopoulos, R. Herzog, A. Marin
AbstractFundamentals of soil mechanics: soil classification, influence of groundwater, stresses and deformations, shear strength of soil, slope stability analysis
ObjectiveFundamentals in soil mechanics and geotechnics will be presented focusing on: soil as a multi-phase hydro-mechanical system, essential parameters for classification and description of soil, influence of water on the soil behaviour, stress-strain response and shear-strength of soil
ContentIntroduction and basic terms; soil classification ; influence of groundwater, water pressure on structures, hydraulic heave (piping), water flow and erosion; stresses, concept of effective stresses, influence of stress history and stress distribution; deformation, stress-strain relationship, 1D consolidation theory (time dependency of deformations); shear-strength, failure criteria and shear-strength parameters; slope stability, infinite slope limit equilibrium methods
Lecture notesExamples
Exercises
LiteratureLang, H.-J.; Huder, J.; Amann, P.; Puzrin, A.M.: Bodenmechanik und Grundbau, Springer-Lehrbuch, 9. Auflage, 2010
Knappett, J.; Craig, R.F.: Craig's Soil Mechanics, CRC Press, 9. Edition, 2019
Prerequisites / NoticeNotice: Laboratory exercises and online quiz (Moodle)
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingfostered
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
101-0378-00LSoil Dynamics Information 4 credits2GI. Anastasopoulos, A. Marin, L. Sakellariadis, T. M. Weber
AbstractBasic knowledge to explore soil dynamic problems, introduction into geotechnical earthquake engineering and solve simple problems
ObjectiveGoal of the lecture is to achieve a basic knowledge of soil dynamics, to be able to solve simple problems and to specify the tasks for specialists for more complex problems in different fields involved.
ContentBasics of dynamics:
Differences between soil mechanics and soil dynamics. Repition of spring - mass - damping systems. Wave propagation in ideal and non ideal soil conditions.
Dynamical Soil Properties:
Constitutive Modelling of Soils, Soil parameter for different soil types. Soil liquefaction. Determination of soil parameters in field and laboratory investigation.
Applications: Vibration calculation and isolation, geotechnical earthquake engineering from seismic hazard site amplification towards aspects of design on foundations and geotechnical structures.
Lecture notesbook (in German, see there), supported with paper and notes, which will be made available online
LiteratureTowhata, I. (2008) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. Springer Verlag, Berlin

Kramer, S. L. (1996) Geotechnical earthquake engineering. Pearson Education India.
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic knowledge of mechanics and soil mechanics is required