Analysis of Geotechnical Structures
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Departamento de Engenharia Civil
Teacher in charge
Nuno Manuel da Costa Guerra
To develop the ability to understand and to apply the principles of geotechnical engineering to the main geotechnical structures. To develop the ability to verify the safety of simple problems of geotechnical structures, acording to Eurocode 7.
Introdution to the geotechnical structures.
Introduction to the colapse of geotechnical media: methods of analysis: limit analysis and limiy equilibrium methods.
Colapse of the soil media: earth pressures, limit values of vertical loads applied to the soil; colapse of slopes.
Verification of safety of geotechnical structures to the ultimate limit states: Eurocode 7; shallow foundations; brief approach to deep foundations; slopes; earth retaining walls.
Displacements of geotechnical structures.
Guerra, N. M. C. (2012) - "Análise de Estruturas Geotécnicas", FCT/UNL, in Portuguese.
Atkinson, J. (1993) - "An Introduction to the Mechanics of Soils and Foundations", McGraw Hill, London
Budhu, M. (2000) - "Soil Mechanics and Foundations", Wiley
Lancellotta, R. (1995) - "Geotechnical Engineering", A. A. Balkema, Roterdam
Theoretical classes for presentation and explanation of the programme. Practical and laboratory classes for application of the concepts learned in the theoretical classes.