Advanced Geotechnical Engineering University of Tsukuba
This course describes complicated mechanical response of geomaterials as a mixture of solid grain, pore water and air, basic framework of the governing equation including typical constitutive models, and various numerical methods for engineering design.
This course aims at: (1) understanding the mechanical behavior of geomaterials as a three phase material (soil grains, pore water and air). (2) understanding the representative constitutive models of geomaterials (3) understanding the numerical methods used in various geotechnical applications
This course is related to the DP competences (1) Ability to use knowledge, (2) Management ability, and (7) Specialized knowledge.
Soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering in undergraduate level
A couple of mid-term reports (50%) and the end-term report (50%) are evaluated, and a score of 60% or up is needed to gain the credit.
This course provides advanced knowledge on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering in order to understand the complicated mechanical behavior of geomaterials as a three phase material (soil grains, pore water and air). In particular, the course focuses on understanding numerical methods used in various geotechnical applications including some representative constitutive models of geomaterials.Introduction to the role of numerical methods in geotechnical engineering applicationsOne dimensional analysis of horizontally layered ground (1): Governing equations and multiple reflection methodOne dimensional analysis of horizontally layered ground (2): Viscoelastic model, hysteresis models, and the models to describe liquefactionTwo dimensional analysis of ground failure (1): Method of characteristic, Prandtl's solution, and Terzaghi's methodTwo dimensional analysis of ground failure (2): Upper and lower bound solutions, method of circular slipElasto-plastic analysis of geomaterials (1): Basics of phenomenological elastoplasticityElasto-plastic analysis of geomaterials (2): Cam-clay modelElasto-plastic analysis of geomaterials (3): Micromechanics modelsMechanics of granular materialsMechanics of multi-phase materials
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