2019 Mechanics of Geomaterials

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Civil Engineering
Instructor(s)
Kitazume Masaki  Kasama Kiyonobu 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(M113)  Thr1-2(M113)  
Group
-
Course number
CVE.C401
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/15
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

The course focuses on fundamentals of soil mechanics, consolidation and strength characteristics. The lecture also covers recent theoretical approaches in soil mechanics and soil improvement.

Student learning outcomes

The course focuses on fundamentals of soil mechanics, consolidation and strength characteristics. The lecture also covers recent theoretical approaches in soil mechanics and soil improvement.

Keywords

consolidation, shear behavior, ground improvement

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Lectures in the class will be mainly provided.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction, Characteristics of geo-materials, Behaviour of grains and packing of granular materials Explanation of geotechnical problems related to soil mechanics, importance of soil mechanics, and behaviour of grains and packing of granular materials
Class 2 Behaviour of remoulded soils (consolidation), 1 Explanation on behaviour of remoulded soils (consolidation), 1
Class 3 Behaviour of remoulded soils (consolidation), 2 Explanation on behaviour of remoulded soils (consolidation), 2
Class 4 Behaviour of remoulded soils (shear) 1, drained behavior Explanation of behaviour of remoulded soils (drained shear)
Class 5 Behaviour of remoulded soils (shear) 2, undrained behavior Explanation of behaviour of remoulded soils (undrained shear)
Class 6 Behaviour of natural soils and soil disturbance Explanation of behaviour of natural soils and soil disturbance
Class 7 Behaviour of improved geo-materials, 1 and 2 Explanation of behaviour of improved geo-materialsshear behaviours, 1 and 2
Class 8 Dynamic geotechnical characterization, 1 Explanation of dynamic characteristics and behaviour of geo-materials
Class 9 Dynamic geotechnical characterization, 2 Explanation of dynamic characteristics and behaviour of geo-materialsbehavior analysis of soil and ground.
Class 10 Elastic wave equation and Equivalent linear analysis Explanation of elastic wave equation and equivalent linear analysis for dynamic
Class 11 Seismic response analysis for layered soil Explanation of seismic response analysis for layered soil
Class 12 Liquefaction potential, evaluation and analysis Explanation of liquefaction potential, evaluation and analysis
Class 13 Liquefaction prevention techniques Explanation of liquefaction prevention techniques
Class 14 Students' Presentation 1 Students' Presentation 1
Class 15 Students' Presentation 2 Students' Presentation 2

Textbook(s)

Handouts on each topic will be provided by lectures.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

nothing in particular

Assessment criteria and methods

Assignments (20%), Presentaion (30%) & Examination (50%)

Related courses

  • CVE.C431 : Physical Modeling in Geotechnics
  • CVE.C402 : Stability Problems in Geotechnical Engineering
  • CVE.C403 : Geo-environmental Engineering
  • CVE.C432 : Rock Engineering
  • CVE.C201 : Soil Mechanics I
  • CVE.C202 : Soil Mechanics II
  • CVE.C310 : Foundation Engineering
  • CVE.C311 : Geotechnical Engineering in Practice
  • CVE.N231 : Concrete and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory I

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

It is desirable to complete Soil Mechanics 1 and 2 and Foundation Engineering.

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