Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Experimental Geomechanics

ME-705

Lecturer(s) :

Ferrari Alessio

Language:

English

Frequency

Every 2 years

Remarque

Every two years / Next time: Fall 2017

Summary

The aim of the course is to provide the students with a detailed description of the modern experimental techniques for testing geomaterials. Techniques and apparatuses are presented to test materials under a variety of situations, including non-isothermal and partially-saturated conditions

Content

1. Introduction
2. Fundamentals of data acquisition
3. Microstructural investigation of porous materials
4. Testing geomaterials in partially saturated conditions
4.1 An insight into the "suction" concept
4.2 Experimental methods to measure suction
4.3 Techniques for suction control (liquid and vapour transfer)
4.4 Assessment of volume change
4.5 Hydro-Mechanical apparatuses
5. Non iso-thermal testing of geomaterials
5.1 Techniques for temperature measurement and control
5.2 Effects of temperature on measurements
5.3 Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical testing facilities
6. Selected topics

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Oral presentation
    • Credits
      1
    • Subject examined
      Experimental Geomechanics
    • Lecture
      10 Hour(s)
    • Practical work
      4 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German