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

  • Civil Engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Slope stability
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Civil Engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Slope stability
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Mechanics (edoc), 2017-2018
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Slope stability
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9CM1111
GCA330
9-10
10-11CM1111
GCA330
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
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