Applied Geotechnics

Master's degree in Urban Rehabilitation
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 4,0 OT


Not applicable.

The aim of this course is to transmit knowledge and develop skills in the field of Geotechnics applied to Rehabilitation works, namely:
-to know and apply concepts, standards, theories and procedures learned in Soil Mechanics and Rock Mechanics to the evaluation and maintenance of buildings and infrastructures, in the design phase and urban rehabilitation work site;
-to know and apply techniques for evaluation and diagnosis and techniques for design, execution and monitoring in the treatment of soils and rock mass foundation and reinforcement of foundations;
-identify risk situations, evaluate the factors involved and make decisions;
-analyze results of studies and tests and make decisions bout data for design, procedures for execution and control on site, regarding the component of Geotechnics.

1-General concepts
1.1 Soil Mechanics
1.2 Rock Mechanics
2- Standardisation and Regulation Eurocode 7 and other regulatory documents)
3. Survey Methods
4- Project supported by lab and field testing
5 - Applied Geotechnics
5.1 Excavation works
5.2 Special foundations
5.3 Underground works
5.4 Roadworks
6 ? Slope weighting
7 ? Retaining walls
8. Remediation Methods
8.1 Pre-consolidation and speeding up of consolidation
8.2 Vibro-compression
8.3 Thermal treatments
8.4 Injection
8.5 Nailing and rockbolting
8.6 Environmental issues to be considered in the design and construction phase
8.7 Circular Economy in Geotechnics (4th sector)
9.0 Rehabilitation and Reinforcement of foundations
10. Monitoring

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous Assessment: Written test with two components and a research work. Final grade: component I 60%, component II 40%, research work 30% of component I. A minimum average mark of 9.5/20 and a minimum of 40% in each component is required to pass

- Regulamentos e Normas, . . :
- Actas de Congressos., . Casos de obra.. :
- Coelho, S. (1996). Tecnologia de Fundações?,. Amadora: EPGE
- Bowles, J. (1988). Foundation Analisys and Design. (pp. 1-1004). Singapura: McGraw- Hill

Method of interaction
Theoretical/practical interactive classes with the support of audiovisual resources. Research work and case study. One third of classes is dedicated to practical exercises including calculus.

Software used in class