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Construction III

Code 15208
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 5
Workload PL(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Construction
Entry requirements not applicable
Learning outcomes 1) Understand the importance of geosciences in Regional and Urban Planning;
2) Identifies and describes and interrelates the elements of the lithological, hydrological and atmospheric;
3) Understands the physical and mechanical behavior difference rock as a construction material;
4) Understands the processes of superficial and internal dynamics;
5) Understanding the state of stress at rest of the massifs;
6) Understanding the mechanical behavior of soil and rock;
7) Understanding the typology and design of foundations and their overall sizing.
Syllabus Geology and Heritage: 1 - Earth Sciences applied to Regional and Urban Planning. 2 - Projection Systems: Types of charts and maps. Concept of scale. 3 - The definition of geographical units. 4 - Internal dynamics processes. 4.1 - Earthquakes and volcanoes. 5 - Litology: Soils and Rocks, physical and mechanical point of view. Rock: building material. 5.1 - Hydrogeology. 6- Surface dynamics. 6.1 - Erosion and models. 6.2 - Movement of masses. 6.3 - River morphology - flood beds. 6.4 Coastal morphology. 6.5 - Geological risks, Charts. Geotechnics and Foundations: 7 - Analysis of the soil masses as foundation of superstructures. 8 - Physical and mechanical properties: soil. 8.1 Principle of the effective stress 8.2 - Stresses in Massifs. 8.3 - Theory to of shear strength of soils; 8.4 - Theory of soil consolidation. 9 - Foundations analysis, design and load capacity. 9.1 – Shallow foundations and special foundations: admissible stress, actions and pre-dimensioning.
Main Bibliography Geology and Heritage
Bloom, A. L. (1988). Superfície da terra. Ellert. S.Paulo.Blücher.
Cooke, R. U. (1990). Geomorphology in environmental management.
Gass, I.G.; Peter J.Smith; Wilson R.C.L. Vamos Compreender a Terra. Livraria Almedina.
Strahler, N. Arthur (1989). Geografia física, edições Ómega. Barcelona.
Geotechnics and Foundations
Matos Fernandes, M (2006). Mecânica dos Solos - Vol. I e Vol. II - (FEUP), ISBN. 972-752-086-3;
Bowles, J.E. (1996). Foundation analysis and design. , 5th edt, Mcgraw-Hill;
Lambe, T.W., Whitman, R.V. (1979). Soil Mechanics, SI version. (edt) J. Wiley, ISBN: 0-471-80792-3:
Das, Braja M. (1987). Advanced Soil Mechanics. (edt) Mcgraw-Hill, ISBN: 0-07-Y66237-1;
Folque, F. (1987). Introdução à Mecânica dos Solos. (edt) LNEC;
Terzaghi, K. (1943). Theoretical Soil Mechanics. (edt) J. Wiley.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The semester course is credited with 6 ECTS. The course is structured with theoretical-practice classes – TP (exposition of the subjects of the course and presentation of case studies) and practical classes – PL (application of theoretical concepts to solve practical problems)
- Continuous evaluation: The Learning Classification will be based on a theoretical-practical test.
- The condition of approval by frequency is to have a minimum grade of 7 values in each of the frequencies.
- Final exam (with theoretical and practical part) for admitted students.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-21

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