Civil and Structural Engineering, Master's Programme
Language of instruction
BYG221 Geotechnical Engineering I or equivalent courses
On successful completion of the course, the student is expected to:
Have thorough understanding of geotechnics and foundation problems
Be able to predict the behavior of soil masses using constitutive equations based on experimental findings
Be able to solve geotechnical problems using traditional engineering solutions
Have knowledge of simple geotechnical applications of soil mechanics for slope stability, bearing capacity and placement of shallow foundations, piles and pile groups etc.
Properties and physical condition of soil masses
Introduction to soil permeability and penetration
Stress, strain, and stress patterns in soil masses
Elasticity and plasticity in soil masses
Constitutive conditions for soil masses/basic properties for soil masses: cam-clay model etc.
Settlement and strength of shear soils
Lectures, assignments. Estimated workload for the average student is 27 hours per credit.
Portfolio must be passed. Details of the portfolio will be presented in Canvas at semester start.
Assessment methods and criteria
Individual written examination, 4 hours. Graded marks.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.