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Geotechnics and Building Foundations

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho n.º 7571/2019 - 26/08/2019

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual, 42,0 TP , Cód. 818610.

- Fernando Manuel Lino Gonçalves Antunes
- Ana Paula Gerardo Machado

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The aim of this curricular unit is to provide the students with knowledge that allows them to:
• identify risk situations
• analyze results
•evaluate costs
• make decisions regarding interventions in buildings and work sites.

Part I
1-General concepts 1.1 Soil Mechanics 1.1.1 - Origin of soils 1.1.2 - Physical and mechanical properties of soils 1.1.3 - Laboratory tests for classification and compaction of soils 1.1.4 - Field tests for control 1.1.5 – Groundwater flow and seepage 1.1.6 - Stress / strain relationship in different types of soils 1.1.7 - Compressibility and consolidation of clay strata 1.1.8 - Shear Strength 1.1.9 – Earth pressure and retaining Walls 1.1.10 - Methods of soil investigation and testing. Analysis of results 2 - Standardization and Regulation. 3- Applied Geotechnics. Examples of practical cases.
Part II
4 - Foundations 4.1 - Types of shallow and deep foundations. 4.2 - Load capacity 4.3 – Settlements 4.4 - Safety criteria: global and partial. 4.5- Earth retaining structures 4.5.1- Constructive processes. 4.5.2-Stability of retaining structures: formulation and calculation. 4.5.3-Brief reference to flexible retaining structures: 4.6 Excavations.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment. Written test covering theoretical and practical components in all assessment periods. Only students with a final grade of 9.5 or higher and who have obtained in the written test a grade equal to or greater than 40% of the grade in each of the components (Geotechnics (part I) and Foundations (part II)). Final grade is the arithmetic mean of the grades obtained in Part I and Part II.

- Bowles, J. (1988). Foundation Analisys and Design. .: McGraw-Hill
- Matos Fernandes, M. (2016). Mecânica dos Solos- Conceitos e principios fundamentais. (Vol. I). Porto: FEUP
- Coelho, S. (1996). Tecnologia de Fundações. .: E. P. Gustave Eiffel
- Ordem dos Engenheiros , . (2004). Geotecnia Recomendações. Lisboa: OE
- Tomlinson, M. (1986). Foundation Design and Construction. .: .

Teaching Method
Presentation and interactive methods are used, supported by written texts and audiovisual resources. Research, analysis, reflection and decision-making are encouraged by proposing themes for debate and problem-solving.

Software used in class
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