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2Second Semester
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Academic Year 2019/2020
School School of Civil
Environmental and Land Management Engineering
Name (Bachelor of Science degree)(ord. 270) - MI (342) Civil Engineering
Track OA1 - Non diversificato
Programme Year 3

Course Details
ID Code 097296
Course Type Integrated Course
Credits (CFU / ECTS) 10.0
Semester First Semester
Course Description Formation and classification of soils, effective stress principle. Equations of equilibrium, compatibility, stress-strain and continuity of water flow. Incremental form of the constitutive law for soils. Seepage forces. Darcy's law. Flow net, critical hydraulic gradient, safety against piping and heave. Normal consolidation and overconsolidation, equation of one dimensional consolidation, its exact solution in oedometric conditions, experimental determination of the coefficient of consolidation, secondary consolidation. Triaxial apparatus, stress path concept, drained and undrained tests for sand, normally consolidated and overconsolidated clay; critical state line; Cam Clay model. Applications. The first objective of the guided project is to allow the students divided in small parties - to increase their design capabilities in the broad area of foundations (retaining structures and foundations). As far as possible, the focus will be on the interdisciplinary aspects. At the same time, the students are offered the opportunity to work within the ongoing experimental and numerical projects concerning the building materials and their structures, the soils, the fluids and the pavements. The students are then required to outline and develop design-oriented cases, including a report with the calculations and the basic drawings. One of these cases may the starting point of the project to be defended during the final examination.
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--AZZZZ097295SOIL MECHANICS II-BDi Prisco Claudio Giulio Mario6.01
097294SOIL MECHANICS IDi Prisco Claudio Giulio Mario4.01
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