Soil Mechanics II
5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL
Good knowledge of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Applied Geology, Soil Mechanics I and Hydraulics I.
The students should be able to calculate stresses and strains, solve problems related with shear strength, slope stability and lateral earth pressure on retaining walls and have some knowledge of prospection and testing.
Consolidation theory and settlement analysis: radial consolidation
theory and preloading. Shear strength theory. Lateral earth
pressure. Stability of slopes. Ground investigation and methods of
ground improvement. Examples of geotechnical works. Site
improvement. Exercises. Laboratorial tests.
Written test in the three regular seasons including theoretical and practical components.
Pass requirements: a mark of at least 40% in each component and a minimum global average mark of 9.5
- Fernandes, M. (2007). Mecânica dos Solos. (Vol. I e II). Porto: FEUP
- Cernica, J. (1995). Geotechnical Engineering: Soil Mechanics. (pp. 1-480). USA: John Wiley & Sons
- Reid, D. e Berry, P. (1993). An Introduction to Soil Mechanics,. (pp. 1-317). UK: MacGarw-HILL
- Terzaghi, K. e Peck, R. (1967). Soil Mechanics in Engeneering Practice,. (pp. 1-729). USA: John Wiley
Method of interaction
Theoretical and interactive classes focusing on the key aspects of the discipline.
Illustrative examples of practical
construction works. Exercise solving and laboratory testing.
Software used in class