Course code TBA201

TBA201 Soil Mechanics

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Course responsible: Jan Vaslestad
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2007V
Preferential right:
Master´s programme in Technology.
Course contents:
Physical properties and behaviour of soils, pore pressure and stability. Foundation engineering and fluid flow in soil.
Learning outcome:
The students shall upon completion of the course understand how different types of soils behave under various static and hydraulic loads. The students shall also have knowledge about instruments and measurement techniques and be able to use the most common of these. The students should be able to conduct basic analysis of stability and fluid flow in soil.
Learning activities:
Lectures and exercises.
Teaching support:
The teacher is available in office hours.
Tarald Rørvik: Jordartenes fysiske egenskaper, Fundamentering, Vannstrømming i jord, Jordtrykk, Stabilitet. Støttelitteratur: Håndbok 016 Geoteknikk i vegbygging.
Basic mechanics corresponding to FYS101.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mechanics of Materials and Basic Structural Engineering corresponding to TBM120.
Mandatory activity:
Laboratory exercises and field work.
Nominal workload:
For a course of 5 credits, ca. 150 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Structured teaching is 52 hours (4h/week), divided 50/50 between lectures and supervised exercises.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått