ICYA-2304 Fundamentos de Geotecnia

The course deals with the basic concepts of soils mechanics and its application in conventional geotechnical structures design. The basic concepts of soils properties and composition have the purpose to get to physical explanations and mathematical descriptions of the behavior of soils under monotonic loads, making special emphasis in the non-linear response of soils. Soils classification, soils composition, effect of ground water in the behavior of geotechnical structures, distribution of geostatic stresses, induced and generated by the excavations, compressibility of different soil kinds and determination of the compressibility, rigidity and resistance parameters are part of the course.