101-0314-10L  Soil Mechanics (for Environmental Engineers)

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2021
DozierendeI. Anastasopoulos, R. Herzog, A. Marin
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarNur für Umweltingenieurwissenschaften MSc.

KurzbeschreibungFundamentals of soil mechanics including key processes: classification, stresses and their distribution in soils, influence of groundwater in soils and on structures, piping, erosion and filters, stress-strain relationships, stress history, stiffness, strength, slope stability.
LernzielFundamentals in soil mechanics and geotechnics will be presented in order to:
* understand soil as a multi-phase hydro-mechanical system
* obtain parameters essential for classification and description of soil
* recognise key aspects of soil behaviour and the implications of this for obtaining and characterising the stress-strain response and deriving associated parameters (stiffness and strength).
InhaltIntroduction, basic terms, classification.
Total and effective stresses, stress distribution in soils.
Influence of groundwater in soil, hydraulic fracture (piping), erosion and filters.
Stress-strain relationships, stress history, stiffness, strength.
Limit equilibrium, slope stability.
SkriptNotes with Web support:
http://geotip.igt.ethz.ch (also available in English)
Lang, H.-J.; Huder, J.; Amann, P.; Puzrin, A.M.: Bodenmechanik und Grundbau, Springer-Lehrbuch
8. Auflage, 2007
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesExrercises, laboratory exercises in groups and offered virtually as computer aided learning (GEOTip)