CIVIL-423 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: Lecampion Brice Tanguy Alphonse

Langue: Anglais


Summary

The goal of this course is to introduce the student to modern numerical methods for the solution of coupled & non-linear problems arising in geo-mechanics / geotechnical engineering.

Content

Keywords

numerical modeling, geomechanics, soil and rock mechanics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • Continuum mechanics (e.g. CIVIL-225)
  • Finite Elements (e.g. CIVIL-321)
  • Numerical analysis (e.g. MATH-251a)

 

Recommended courses

  • Geo-mechanics (CIVIL-402)
  • Soil mechanics & Groundwater seepage (CIVIL-203)
  • Rock mechanics ( CIVIL-308)
  • Geotechnical engineering ( CIVIL-306)

Important concepts to start the course

  • Kinematic description of a continuum
  • mass, momentum & energy balance
  • elastic and plastic behavior of materials
  • variational principles
  • linear algebra
  • effective stress in porous material

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Contextualise & create the necessary steps required to develop a numerical model of a geo-mechanical problem
  • Assess / Evaluate the benefits of different numerical approaches for a given problem
  • Choose the most adequate numerical techniques and solvers for a given geotechnical problem
  • Interpret & judge the results of numerical solvers for the solution of poro-elastoplastic problems
  • Develop numerical procedures for the solution of linear poroelastic problems
  • Conduct numerical solutions for practical geotechnical problems

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.

Teaching methods

2 hours lectures -  Course notes for the week would need to be read prior to the class. Important points will then be re-emphasize during the class.

2 hours in computer room  - focused on the numerical solution of a problem previously described during the lecture.

Expected student activities

Student will be expected to be pro-active and read course material in advance. They will also need to finalize by themselves the numerical solution of the problems given every week.

Assessment methods

During the semester

2 MCQ Tests (30% of the grade)

1 Homework (analysis of a particular problem – individual & different for each students -i.e. at different weeks) (40% of the grade)

1 presentation of a numerical method not covered in class (by group of 2 students) (30% of the grade)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes
Others Moodle etc.

Resources

Bibliography

-       Course notes & articles given during lectures

-       Fundamentals of poroelasticity- Detournay & Cheng

-       Plasticity & Geotechnics – Yu

-       Any finite element textbook (Hughes, Zienkewitz etc.)

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

"Le contenu de cette fiche de cours est susceptible d'être modifié en raison du covid-19"

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Computational geomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Computational geomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Computational geomechanics
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11  CM1112  
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16GRA331    
16-17    
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Mercredi, 10h - 12h: Exercice, TP CM1112

Lundi, 15h - 17h: Cours GRA331