CIVIL-530 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Ferrari Alessio

Langue: Anglais


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

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:

  • Recognize type and occurrence of natural and man-made slope movements
  • Assess / Evaluate the key geotechnical parameters that govern slope stability
  • Use methods for slope stability assessment, modelling of slope movement and back-analysis of failed slopes
  • Judge capabilities and limitations of slope stability analysis software
  • Decide the fundamental steps for landslide investigations and select remedial measures
  • Discuss risk analysis and early warning systems

Transversal skills

  • Take responsibility for environmental impacts of her/ his actions and decisions.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, exercises, case study analysis

Assessment methods

Written

Prerequisite for

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Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Slope stability
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Slope stability
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Slope stability
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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