### 2018　Foundation Engineering

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Undergraduate major in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Instructor(s)
Takahashi Akihiro
Class Format
Lecture
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue5-6(M111)  Fri5-6(M111)
Group
-
Course number
CVE.C310
Credits
2
2018
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2018/3/20
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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### Course description and aims

Based on knowledge of soil mechanics, this course focuses on theories behind practical design of geotechnical structures and design concept of geotechnical structure, in particular,
1. how to assess stability of geotechnical structure considering reliability of various factors,
2. how to calculate stability of geotechnical structures using classic limit analysis, and
3. how to calculate stability of slope, shallow foundation and retaining structure.

### Student learning outcomes

Students are expected to understand theories behind practical design of geotechnical structures and design concept of geotechnical structure, in particular,
1. how to assess stability of geotechnical structure considering reliability of various factors,
2. how to calculate stability of geotechnical structures using classic limit analysis, and
3. how to calculate stability of slope, shallow foundation and retaining structure.

### Keywords

Limit equilibrium method, Limit analsysis, slope stability, bearing capacity, earth pressure, geotechnical structures

### Competencies that will be developed

 ✔ Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills ✔ Critical thinking skills ✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills

### Class flow

Mainly lectures. Regularly assignments are given and their review is made in the class.

### Course schedule/Required learning

Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction To understand design concept of geotechnical structures
Class 2 Assessment of geotechnical structures stability considering reliability of various factors To understand how to assess stability of geotechnical structures
Class 3 Modelling of geotechnical structures To understand modelling of geotechnical structures
Class 4 Limit equilibrium method and its application to slope stability problem To understand limit equilibrium method
Class 5 Fundamentals of limit analysis (upper/lower bound theorems) To understand upper/lower bound theorems
Class 6 Fundamentals of limit analysis (kinemetically and plastically admissible velocity field and statically and plastically admissible stress field) To understand kinemetically and plastically admissible velocity field and statically and plastically admissible stress field
Class 7 Fundamentals of limit analysis (classic method) To understand classic limit analysis method
Class 8 Slope stability assessment by limit analysis To understand slope stability assessment by limit analysis
Class 9 Shallow foundation and deep foundation To understand differences between shallow and deep foundations
Class 10 Estimation of bearing capacity by limit analysis To understand how to estimate bearing capacity by limit analysis
Class 11 Design calculation of shallow foundation To understand design calculation of shallow foundation
Class 12 Various earth pressures To understand types of earth pressure
Class 13 Estimation of earth pressure by limit analysis To understand how to estimate earth pressure by limit analysis
Class 14 Design calculation of retaining structure To understand design calculation of retaining structure
Class 15 Geotechnical structure subjected to seepage flow To understand how to assess stability of geotechnical structures subjected to seepage flow

### Textbook(s)

Akihiro Takahashi (2011) Geotechnical Engineering, Corona-sha (in Japanese)

### Reference books, course materials, etc.

Kenji Ishihara (2001) Soil Mechanics, 2nd ed., Maruzen (in Japanese)
Osamu Kusakabe (2004) Soil Mechanics, Corona-sha (in Japanese)
Hakuju Yamaguchi (1984) Soil Mechanics, Giho-do (in Japanese)

### Assessment criteria and methods

Assignment (20%) and final exam (80%)

### Related courses

• CVE.C201 ： Soil Mechanics I
• CVE.C202 ： Soil Mechanics II
• CVE.N231 ： Concrete and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory I
• CVE.N331 ： Concrete and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory II
• CVE.C402 ： Stability Problems in Geotechnical Engineering

### Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.