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Deep Excavations and Slopes in Urban Areas (only A19 - update in progress)

Code

CE-DEX1

Version

2.0

Offered by

Civil Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

For exchange/transfer students:
General admission requirements.
CE-GEO4 passed or followed in the same semester.

Main purpose

Knowledge

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with knowledge of different types of retaining walls. The student should be able to design ground anchors. They should also be able to plan and design ground water lowering systems in connection with the performance of excavations. The student should have some knowledge about different methods for strengthening the soil.

Skills

After the completion of the course, the student must:

• Analyze advantage/disadvantage by using different types of deep foundation methods.    

• Plan and design a ground water lowering system.  

• The students must be able to analyze deep excavations.  

• The students must be able to design ground anchors

• The student must know different software to support their analyzes

 

Competences

Topics

• Retaining walls

 • Ground anchors and anchor length

 • Critical gradient

 • Advantages/disadvantages of the different types of walls

 • Design of ground water lowering systems

 • Strengthening of soil

• SPOOKS-software, DeepXcave-software

Teaching methods and study activities

110 hours of work for the student, 4 lectures per week for 12 weeks. Activities during the course are theory, lectures, exercises, home assignments, and independent study. The student will be given 4 home assignments.

Resources

• Deep excavations and slopes in urban areas. Niels Leo Buch Christensen and Søren Fisker.

 

 Notes on:

 • Determination of anchor length, Lotte Thøgersen

 • Ground water lowering, Lotte Thøgersen

 • More information will be given during the course.

Evaluation

Examination

Oral examination with external examiner.

Grading criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.

Additional information

Responsible

Jan Hockerup

Valid from

8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Structural Design
Civil Works

Keywords

Retaining walls and main components, stability of slopes, total stability, ground water lowering