5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL + 7,0 O
- Ana Paula Gerardo Machado
Knowledge of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Applied Geology
Acquisition and application of knowledge in the following areas:
-Constitution and properties of soils;
-Standardisation and laboratory testing;
-Field compaction and control;
-Calculation of stresses;
-Instability phenomena resulting from groundwater flow.
Introduction to Soil Mechanics: origin and types of soil deposit,
properties of engineering soils, classification. Standards for testing
and interpretation methods. Soil compaction: standards; effects on
soil properties; field compaction and control. Stress and deformation in soil mass: stress due to self-weight; stress due to applied loads; settlements based on elastic theory. Seepage.
Assessment is based on written tests, with theoretical and practical components (85%) and a laboratory assignment(mandatory) (15%)
Pass requirement: A minimum of 40% in each component and a minimum global mark of 9.5 is required to pass.
- Correia, A. (1987). Ensaios para Controlo de Terraplenagens. Lisboa: LNEC
- LNEC, L. (1967). Normas Portuguesas para a Realização de Ensaios. Lisboa: LNEC
- Reid, D. e Berry, P. (1993). An Introduction to Soil Mechanics. (pp. 1-317). UK: McGraw-Hill
- Fernandes, M. (2009). Mecânica dos Solos. (Vol. I ). Porto: FEUP
Theoretical and interactive classes. Examples of practical
construction works with exercise solving. Laboratory testing.
Software used in class