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Improvement and Reinforcing of Soil Masses

Code 14548
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)
Scientific area Engenharia Civil
Entry requirements Soil Mechanics and Foundations
Mode of delivery Tutorial: face-to-face, including e-learning and b-learning.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes In this Course Unit, students are expected to learn the concepts associated to the ground improvement and soil reinforcement methods, which will enable them to strengthen the ability to understand and analyse problems in different geotechnical situations, and should be able to:
O1 – identify the ground improvement (mechanical, hydraulic and physical/chemical methods) and soil reinforcement methods, explaining their advantages and limitations;
O2 – select the more appropriate technique in a given geotechnical situation;
O3 - design and plan the ground improvement and strengthening techniques;
O4 - plan and assess the efficiency of the ground improvement and strengthening techniques;
O5 – recognise trends in development and research, including instrumentation and monitoring systems;
Syllabus 1. Introduction
2. Ground densification
3. Ground consolidation
4. Ground improvement by adding materials
5. Soil reinforcement (Reinforced earth; Geosynthetics).
Main Bibliography Maity, J., & Chattopadhyay, B. C. (2017). Ground Improvement Techniques. PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Van Impe, W.F. (1989) Soil improvement techniques and their evolution. Balkema.
Koerner, R.M. (2016) Designing with geosynthetics, [e-book] Prentice-Hall.
Bergado, D.T., et al. (1996) Improvement of Soft Ground, ASCE Press, U.S.A.
Mitchell, J.M., Jardine F.M. (2002). A Guide to Ground Treatment, CIRIA, London.
CEN. Eurocode 7. Part 1: EN 1997-1:2004; Part 2: EN 1997-2:2007.
Jones, C.J.F.P. (1996) Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures, ASCE Press, New York, U.S.A.
Magnan, J.P. (1985) Remblais et Fondations sur sols compressibles, Presses de l’école nationale Ponts et chaussées, ISBN 2-85978-060-2.
Les Ouvrages en Terre Armée – recommendations et régles d’art, LCPC – SETRA (1979).
Guide to Geotechnical Instrumentation, Durham GeoSlope Indicator (2004).
Outros elementos de apoio a fornecer pelo docente: artigos científicos
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-03-22

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