The Master on Geotechnics at Structuralia is a program that aims to strengthen, increase and consolidate the knowledge and skills in Geotechnical Engineering of professionals in construction, geology and civil engineering sectors. For this purpose, this programme explores the main aspects related to this discipline in a total of nine modules.
Module 1: Introduction to Geotechnics. Soil and rocks.
Unit 1: Description of the soils.
Unit 2: Properties and classification of soils.
Unit 3: Description of the rocks.
Unit 4: Properties and classification of rocks.
Module 2: Groundwater. Effects on soils and rocks.
Unit 1: Fluid Flow in porous media.
Unit 2: Effective Stress and pore pressures. Water Effects on soil and rocks.
Unit 3: Soil Consolidation.
Unit 4: Wells and pumping systems.
Module 3: Ground Characterization and Instrumentation and monitoring.
Unit 1. Geotechnical and ground investigation campaigns.
Unit 2. Laboratory Test in Geotechnical Engineering - I
Unit 3. Laboratory Test in Geotechnical Engineering - I
Unit 4. Instrumentation and Monitoring (I&M)
Module 4: Continuum Mechanics and constitutive models. Application to soils and rocks.
Unit 1. Elasticity and continuum Mechanics.
Unit 2. Plasticity Theory
Unit 3. Constitutive models for soils
Unit 4. Constitutive models for rocks.
Module 5: Earth pressures and retaining structures
Unit 1: Theory
Unit 2: Rigid Walls
Unit 3: Flexible Cantilevered Walls
Unit 4: Design Considerations
Module 6: Slope Analysis and Stability.
Unit 1: Basic concepts of slope stability analysis
Unit 2: Soil Slope Stability
Unit 3: Kinematic analysis of rock slopes
Unit 4: Slope stability analysis on Rock
Module 7: Shallow Foundations
Unit 1: Parameters and analysis of failure models
Unit 2: Additional notes on bearing capacity
Unit 3: Settlements and deformations
Unit 4: Slabs, wells, dynamic aspects, land surveys, and construction provisions
Module 8: Deep Foundations
Unit 1: Basics and column piles in soils
Unit 2: Floating piles in soils, piles in rock, and Pile Groups.
Unit 3: Workloads and pile settlement
Unit 4: Pile selection and unusual situations
Module 9: Numerical modeling in geotechnics. PLAXIS 2D.
Unit 1: Numerical Modelling and its Application in Geotechnics. Introduction to Plaxis 2D.
Unit 2: Applications with Plaxis 2D – Geometry and Mesh Construction of Finite Elements.
Unit 3: Applications with Plaxis 2D – Calculation, Water and Result Analysis.
Unit 4: Applications with Plaxis 2D – Practical Cases.
Module 10: Final Project
The program is subject to possible variations / updates of the contents to improve their quality
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