101-0369-00L  Forensic Geotechnical Engineering

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersA. Puzrin
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentPrerequisites: successful participation in "Geotechnical Engineering" (101-0315-00L) or an equivalent course.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
101-0369-00 GForensic Geotechnical Engineering
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
2 hrs
Mon09:45-11:30HIL E 7 »
A. Puzrin

Catalogue data

AbstractIn this course selected famous geotechnical failures are investigated with the following purpose: (a) to deepen understanding of the geotechnical risks and possible solutions; (b) to practice design and analysis methods; (c) to learn the techniques for investigation of failures; (d) to learn the techniques for mitigation of the failure damage.
ObjectiveIn this course selected famous geotechnical failures are investigated with the following purpose: (a) to deepen understanding of the geotechnical risks and possible solutions; (b) to practice design and analysis methods; (c) to learn the techniques for investigation of failures; (d) to learn the techniques for mitigation of the failure damage.
ContentFailure due to the loading history
Failure due to excessive settlements
Failure due to the leaning instability
Bearing capacity failure
Excavation failure
Failure in the creeping landslides
Failure evolution in submarine landslides
Construction in the landslide influence zone
Delayed failure in snow avalanches
Lecture notesLecture notes
Exercises
LiteraturePuzrin, A.M.; Alonso, E.E.; Pinyol, N.M.: Geomechanics of Failures. Springer, 2010.

Alonso, E.E.; Pinyol, N.M.; Puzrin, A.M.: Geomechanics of Failures. Advanced Topics. Springer, 2010

Lang, H.J; Huder, J; Amann, P.; Puzrin, A.M.: Bodenmechanik und Grundbau, Springer-Lehrbuch, 9. Auflage, 2010.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is given in the first MSc semester.
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge in Geotechnical Engineering (Course content of "Grundbau" or similar lecture).
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
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

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersA. Puzrin
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Written aidsNo limitation on printed reference material and written notes. All calculators having no possibility of external communication are allowed.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

 
Main linkGeneral Information / Allgemeine Informationen
LiteratureTextbook: Geomechanics of Failures, Springer Verlag
Geomechanics of Failures: Advanced Topics, Springer Verlag
Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Geotechnical EngineeringWInformation