|Instructor||dr. Koch Edina|
|Co-instructor||prof. Richard Ray, Hudacsek Péter,|
|credit||3||required||lecture||2 hours/week||seminar||1 hour/week|
|specialization||Civil Engineering MSc||grading method||exam||semester||fall|
Based on the knowledge of the BSc’s geotechnical courses the subject deals with the design, construction, maintenance and reconstruction of the earthworks. We pursue that the graduate students will be able to solve these kind of problems individualy after a few years of practice.
|content of lecture||
Overview of earth structures and their functions. Basics of embankment foundation design and construction. Method of earthworks material selection. Quality assurance for earthworks. Basic requirements of the embankment materials. Design considerations of cuttings. Maintenance of the earthworks. Typical failures of earthworks and the investigation of the causes. Design of reconstructions. Standards for road- and railway earthworks. Special issues related to flood levies and its directives. Other earthworks.
|content of recitation|
HW1 Evaluation of english technical paper + presentation
|Course grade evaluation|
|qualifying for final exam||accepted homework assignments|
Class activity 5 points
0 - 49 point (1) fail
N. A. Trenter: Earthworks: Guide, Thomas Telford, 2001
Minna Karstunen & Martino Leoni: Geotechnics of Soft Soils, Focus on ground improvement, CRC Press, 2009.
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