101-0314-10L Soil Mechanics (for Environmental Engineers)
|Semester||Spring Semester 2021|
|Lecturers||I. Anastasopoulos, R. Herzog, A. Marin|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Only for Environmental Engineering MSc.|
|Abstract||Fundamentals 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.|
|Objective||Fundamentals 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).
|Content||Introduction, 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.
|Lecture notes||Notes 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
|Prerequisites / Notice||Exrercises, laboratory exercises in groups and offered virtually as computer aided learning (GEOTip)|