RAK-23526 Computational Geotechnics, 5 cr


Opetus englanninkielellä. Teaching in English.


Tim Länsivaara


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
RAK-23526 2018-01 1 - 2 Bruno Di Buo
Markus Haikola
Mika Knuuti
Tim Länsivaara
The course consists of lectures, exercises and course works. There are three mandatory exercises in the course. Exercise 1 deals with the stability calculations, and exercise 2 with settlement calculations for the same case. Exercise 3 consists of the geotechnical design of a supported excavation. The exercises must be completed before the (compulsory) exam.


After completing the course the student can; 1) List the most important factors influencing slope stability 2) Do slope stability analysis with a calculation program and evaluate the result 3) List different settlement calculation methods and evaluate their suitability 4) Calculate settlement with calculation program and evaluate the results 5) Explain the relationship between earth pressure and displacements 6) Calculate stresses and deformations on a retaining wall with a calculation program and evaluate the results.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Settlement calculations; Different material models, consolidation, loads in 2D and 3D geometries, time behavior of settlement and pore pressure.     
2. Stability calculations; limit equilibrium methods, drained and undrained strength, pore pressure in stability analysis, application of safety.     
3. Retaining wall design; Actions, effects of actions, displacements, earth pressure, material models, wall types.     

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   GeoCalc program manuals         Esitellään luennoilla   Yes   
Lecture slides   Lecture notes and other material given in lectures   TTY, Maa- ja pohjarakenteet         Yes   


Opintojakso P/S Selite
RAK-22110 Geotekniikka Mandatory    


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RAK-23526 Computational Geotechnics, 5 cr MPR-5131 Computational Geotechnics, 5 cr  

Päivittäjä: Javanainen Päivi, 08.03.2018