TBA201 Soil Mechanics
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Course responsible: Jan Vaslestad
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Physical properties and behaviour of soils, pore pressure and stability. Foundation engineering.
The students shall upon completion of the course understand physical characteristics of soil, stresses and strains, settlements, shear strength and flow of water through soils. The students shall also have knowledge about laboratory- and ground investigations.. The students should be able to conduct basic analysis of stability, earth pressure, settlements and bearing capacity..
Lectures and exercises.
The teacher is available in office hours.
Introduksjon til geoteknikk, Faggruppe for geoteknikk, NTNU , 2017.
Håndbok V220: Geoteknikk i vegbygging. Statens vegvesen 2014.
Basic mechanics corresponding to FYS101.
Mechanics of Materials and Basic Structural Engineering corresponding to TBM120.
Written exam 3 hours
For a course of 5 credits, ca. 125 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Special requirements in Science
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 candidates exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: Letter grades