Soils and subsurface formations
ECTS Credits : 2Duration: 21 hours
Semester : S7
Person(s) in charge :
Yann GUNZBURGER, Associate Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keywords : Geotechnic, Water, Collapse, Soil Résistance, rock slope stability
Prerequisites : Courses SGEOS7AC and SGEOS7AD, or equivalent coursework
This course deals with the fundamentals of Geotechnics. This field studies the characteristics as well as the mechanical and hydromechanical behaviour of poorly consolidated land surface (“soils”) used as material or weight-bearing support in construction. The main points covered in this course focus on the role of water in soil (the phenomena of settlement and swelling) and the resistance properties of soil when submitted to natural or man-made loads. The genesis of soils (and more generally, surficial geologic deposits) will also be presented.
Program and content:
• Water in geomaterials
Description and operationnal verbs
Methods used to characterize the mechanical behaviour of soils
The fundamental role of water in soils
the knowledge to the quantification of soil and to the analysis of rock slope stability in case of unconsolidated terranes (landslides).
The specificities of the hydro-mechanical behaviour of soils versus fractured rock masses
Gestion des contenus