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Integrated Project in Geotechnical Engineering

Course Description:

As part of the course the students consider, as a starting point, the geotechnical aspects that affect the development of civil engineering projects. The variety of geological formations in the area of the project is initially recognized. The study of geotechnical investigations performed on the site of proposed structures/earthworks to obtain information on the physical properties of soil and rock around the site and to determine the parameters that govern their engineering behaviour when acting as foundation materials, follows. Laboratory and in situ testing measurements are taken into consideration to determine soil properties. Finally, the foundation design principles are applied using a design-oriented approach addressing soil models, numerical calculations, strategic analysis and design. Soil structures, such as retaining walls, slopes, embankments in the area of the project are also analyzed and designed.

  • Semester 9
  • Teaching hours 4

Prerequisite Knowledge

General knowledge of Analysis and Design of Geotechnical Applications

Course Units

# Title Description Hours
1 Introduction Introduction, presentation of available projects, group formation and project and supervisor assignment. 1Χ3=3
2 Project implementation Description, geological maps, borehole data. Determination of soil parameters per soil layer, soil model, numerical calculations and dimensioning. Technical report and calculations appendix. Construction issues. Scheduling. 11Χ3=33
3 Presentation Power point presentation 1Χ3=3

Learning Objectives

The students should understand:

  1. How geotechnical engineering aspects affect the development of civil engineering projects and associated construction works.
  2. Design foundations of structures and earthworks, retaining walls and slopes as required by the project.
  3. Implement their theoretical knowledge to real problems.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods Weekly meetings with supervisor
Teaching media Power Point Presentations. Electronic submission of technical report.
Computer and software use The students use computer software to process and present results of their analysis.
Assignments (projects, reports) Yes
Student presentations Yes

Student Assessment

  • Assignments (projects, reports): 50%
  • Student presentations: 50%