Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Slope stability

CIVIL-530

Lecturer(s) :

Ferrari Alessio
Laloui Lyesse

Language:

English

Summary

The course aims at providing future civil engineers with a comprehensive view on soil slope stability. It addresses landslide types and mass movement classification; slope failure mechanisms and methods for slope stability analysis are discussed; remedial measures and risk analysis are presented.

Content

 

- Limit equilibrium analysis

- Infinite slope analysis

- Methods for circular and non-circular slip surface

- Seismic slope stability

 

- Coupled and un-coupled numerical analyses

 

- Characterization of the pore water pressures in slopes

- Drained and undrained conditions

- Delayed failure

- Rapid drawdown

- Unsaturated conditions

 

- Shear strength of soils in unsaturated conditions

- Progressive failure

 

- Measurement of displacements

- Location of the slip surface

- Measure of pore water pressures

 

- Slope geometry modification and loads

- Drainage systems

- Retaining structures

 

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Soil mechanics and groundwater seepage

 

Recommended courses

Geomechanics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, exercises, case study analysis

Assessment methods

Written

In the programs

Reference week

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17-18     
18-19     
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20-21     
21-22     
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      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