Academic Year 2020/2021 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Ernesto MOTTA
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: ICAR/07 - Geotechnics
Taught classes: 42 hours
Exercise: 45 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Knowledge of Earth pressure Theories. Design of retaining walls, Earth retaining walls, Diaphragm walls. Slope Stability and Stabilizing works.

Course Structure

theoretical lessons, design examples

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

Earth pressure theories. Active and passive earth pressure; Rankine Theory; Coulomb Theory; Retaining walls, Earth retaining walls; cantilever and anchored diaphragm walls; design according to European and Italian codes; Methods of Analysis of stability of slopes; slope of finite height; infinite slope; static and seismic analysis; plane and rotational mechanism of failure; methods of slices; Fellenius, Bishop, Janbu, Bell; progressive failure; displacement analysis; three-dimensional slope analysis; types of landlides; causes and remedial works; stabilizing work: trence drainage; wells; tubular drains; piles to stabilize slopes.

Textbook Information

1. Lancellotta – Geotecnica. Ed. Zanichelli
2. Bowles – Foundations analysis and design, Mc. Graw Hill.
3. Airò Farulla, Camillo. Analisi di Stabilità dei Pendii. Hevelius (Napoli).