This course focuses on geotechnical engineering, immediate settlements, consolidation settlements, shear strength of soil, earth pressure and covers fundamentals of the design of shallow foundations and pile foundations.
This course facilitates students’ ability to design building foundations
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain soil mechanical, earth pressure, mechanism of settlement of shallow foundations and landslide.
2) Have an understanding of design of building foundations and retaining structures.
Geotechnical engineering, Building foundations, Consolidation settlements
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Overview of geotechnical engineering||Understand the soil conditions at Tokyo area.|
|Class 2||Principle in soil mechanics||Basic principle in soil mechanical such as weight and density of soil.|
|Class 3||Principle of effective stress||Basic principle in soil mechanical such as effective stress.|
|Class 4||Elastic stress-strain relation and elastic boundary-value problems||Stress resulting from the boundary-value problem such as vertical point force on the ground surface.|
|Class 5||Immediate settlement||Understand settlement equations from elasticity theory.|
|Class 6||Mechanism of consolidation settlement||Understand settlement equations from consolidation theory.|
|Class 7||Evaluation of consolidation settlement||Understand evaluation of settlement from consolidation|
|Class 8||Shear strength of soil||Understand stress-strain behavior and shear strength of soil.|
|Class 9||Earth pressure||Understand active and passive erath pressure.|
|Class 10||Retaining structure||Design of retaining structure.|
|Class 11||Bearing capacity of shallow foundations||Understand mechanism of bearing capacity of shallow foundation.|
|Class 12||Pile load capacity||Design of vertical load capacity of piles|
|Class 13||Lateral resistance of piles||Design of lateral resistance of piles.|
|Class 14||Slope stability||Understand mechansm of landslide.|
|Class 15||Geotechnical engineering and eartquake disaster||How to mitigate earthquake damage based on geotechnical engineering.|
Course materials are provided during class
1) All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.
2) Course materials are provided during class
Students’ course scores are based on final exams (60%) and exercise problems (40%).