Academic Year 2015/2016 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Ernesto MOTTA
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: ICAR/07 - Geotechnics
Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
Taught classes: 54 hours
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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).