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Advanced Geotechnical Design (from S20)

Code

CE-GEO3

Version

1.0

Offered by

Civil Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

For exchange/transfer students:
General admission requirements and and basic knowledge about soil me-chanics/geotechnical engineering.

Main purpose

The purpose of the course is to acquire knowledge of how to investigate the serviceability limit state of geotechnical structures and how to monitor deformations of retaining walls.
Furthermore, the purpose is to achieve knowledge on how to design retaining walls with more anchor levels.

Knowledge

Following completion of the course, the student has knowledge of:
– Inclinometer measurements
– Parameter and sensitivity analysis
– Serviceability limit state design of geotechnical structures
– Retaining walls with more anchor levels
– Water flow’s effect on soil pressure
– The content of a geotechnical design report

Skills

After completion of the course, the student must have the skills to:
– Perform inclinometer measurements and evaluate the results
– Design retaining walls with more anchor levels/support levels
– Examine the serviceability limit state for excavations
– Determine the water flow’s effect on soil pressure
– Perform a parameter and sensitivity analysis to determine the effect on the design
– Perform calculations in Plaxis

Competences

After the course, the student will be able to apply knowledge and skills to:
– Design retaining walls with more anchor levels (Ultimate limit state) and evaluate the deformations (serviceability limit state).
– Report the design in a geotechnical design report
– Compare the expected deformations determined in Plaxis with actual deformations determined from inclinometer measurements
– Evaluate the results from the parameter and sensitivity analysis in order to select the parameters for the calculations
– Critically evaluate the results from Plaxis calculations

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

4 lessons per week for 14 weeks will be implemented, corresponding to a 137,5-hour workload for the student. Study activities are:
– Lectures
– Consultations
– Independent study
– Exercises
– Course assignments
Student Activity Model
CATEGORY 1 (Participation of lecturer and students, Initiated by the lecturer) (32%)
Comprises 56 lessons of 45 minutes (44 hours) varying between lectures, exercises and course assignments (as consultation)
CATEGORY 2 (Participation of students, Initiated by the lecturer) (62%)
Homework, course assignments, self-study, preparation for exam (85,5 hours).
CATEGORY 3 (Participation of students, initiated by students) (6%)
Comprise freedom in choosing method to work with course assignments, self-study, preparation for exam etc. (8 hours)
CATEGORY 4 (Participation of lecturer and students, initiated by students) (0 %)

Resources

– DS/EN 1997
– DS/EN 1993-5
– Niels Krebs Ovesen, Leif Fuglsang, Gunnar Bagge m.fl.: Lærebog i Geoteknik, 2. udgave, 1. oplag, 2012, Polyteknisk Forlag
- Manuals and tutorials from Plaxis
– More information will be given during the course

Evaluation

Examination

Prerequisites:
None
 
Type of examination:
A grade is given based on course assignments and tests.
Course assignments counts 80% of the final grade and tests counts 20%.
 
Allowed tools:
Not applicable
 
Re-exams:
If failing the course (1st try), the student is provided with a new case study.
If failing the 2nd attempt, the student have to attend an oral examination (3rd try). The oral examination is without preparation based upon a subject found by draw.

Grading criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.
Course assignments counts 80% of the final grade and tests counts 20%.

Additional information

Responsible

Lotte Lassen

Valid from

2/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Civil Works

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