RAK-23546 Computational Geotechnics II, 5 cr


Teaching in English. The contact lectures are given every second year, next implementation in spring 2020. Beyond the lecture periods, the course is possible to complete by self-access learning. In that case contact the Person responsible.

Suitable for postgraduate studies. Ei toteuteta lukuvuonna 2018-2019.


Juho Mansikkamäki, Tim Länsivaara


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
RAK-23546 2018-01 - Juho Mansikkamäki
Exam and course work


After the course student has a basic knowledge about the elasticity theory and plasticity and how they are applied for soil modeling. Student is able to conduct independently versatile calculation analysis with finite element program Plaxis 2D, to conduct deformation analysis as a function of time, to conduct safety/ULS analysis to analyze the results obtained.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. The basics of soil modeling, linear elasticity, linear-perfectly plastic models, hardening models.     
2. Designing earth and foundation structures using the finite element program. Use of FEM program Plaxis 2D.     
3. Master the typical design cases related to excavations, foundations, road and railway construction. SLS and ULS analyses of these structures.     

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

The assessment is based on the exam (50%) and projects/course work (50%)


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Tyyppi Nimi Tekijä ISBN URL Lisätiedot Tenttimateriaali
Book   Eurocode 7           No   
Lecture slides   Lecture materials   TUT         Yes   
Other online content   Plaxis-manuals   Plaxis bv         Yes   


Opintojakso P/S Selite
RAK-23526 Computational Geotechnics Mandatory    
RAK-32300 Elementtimenetelmän perusteet Advisable    


Opintojakso ei vastaan mitään toista opintojaksoa

Päivittäjä: Javanainen Päivi, 08.03.2018