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Course Description BYG2102 - Basic Soil Mechanics (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits5

• By following this course, the students acquire an overview of central sections of the subject area, for simple judgment and communication required in practical work and further education.
• Recognize the subject’s central approaches.
• Be aware of the quality requirements of products and processes for the subject, and understand their significations.
• Be able to establish proper models for analyzes and project plan for simple enterprises.
• Know different factors influence on professional decisions.
Criteria for making the effectiveness evident:
• Explain and analyze the condition of the ground related to real approaches, out of written descriptions and figures.
• Work out arrangements for gathering, evaluation and sorting out information, based on the explanation and analysis.
• Find simple enterprises for improvements
• Find simple mathematical models for situations and enterprises.
• Adopt adequate solutions for the subject’s approaches.
Substantiate the adoptions.


• Soil materials and their physical qualities
• Effect of different factors
• Pressure in the ground and shear strength
• Soils load and earth-pressure
• Foundation and settings

Study MethodsGroup Works, Net Supported Learning, Mandatory Assignments, Tutoring
Instructions: • Weekly guidance • Information and communication on the course’s Internet address Studying: • Self tuition • Teamwork premises: • Written lectures References and links.
AssessmentPortfolio Assessment
Comments to compulsory answers handed in ClassFronter in time. Assesment of improved answers, handed in before final deadline.
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsExercises