Soil Mechanics I is a theoretical-practical course. Its purpose is to provide knowledge about the fundamental properties of soils and their implication in the design and construction of engineering works. Its results contribute to the development of skills to perform appropriate experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgments to reach conclusions.

Throughout the course, the following thematic axes are developed: origin and characteristics of soil deposits; index properties, granulometry and plasticity, classification and identification of soils; hydraulic properties of soils; soil compaction; consolidation and settlement of cohesive soils; and shear strength of soils. The course is accompanied by laboratory activities such as standard and special tests.
Course period27/04/16 → …
Course formatTheory-Practical