Master's Programme in Civil and Constructional Engineering
BYG213 Structural Design 1 Foundation and Load Design or equivalent
On successful completion of the course, the student is expected to
have thorough knowledge of soil mechanics and foundation issues
predict soil behavior by constitutive equations that are based on experimental findings
solve geotechnical engineering problems using traditional engineering solutions
Characteristics and physical state of soil
Basic in soil¿s Permeability and seepage
Stress, strain and stress path in soil
Elasticity and plasticity of soil
Constitutive relationship for soil: cam-clay model etc.
Soil Consolidation and strength of soil in shear
Simple Geotechnical applications of soil Mech. in Slope stability, Bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations; Piles and piles group etc.
Lectures and laboratory exercises
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 assessment.
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.