ICYA-4505 Mecánica de Suelos Avanzada

Basic characteristics of soils: the origin and nature of soils, mineralogy, activity, sensitivity, index properties, correlations. Hydrodynamics of porous medium: permeability, tubification, secondary and radial consolidation, drainage. plasticity, cut resistance, and plastic equilibrium: elements of plasticity, cut tests, stress tensors and deformation, theories of plastic equilibrium. Mechanics of partially saturated soils: water retention in soils (suction), permeability and water migration, deformation and cut resistance. Special techniques Compacting techniques.