Course Title : Geomechanics

Code 10F025
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Mon 2nd
Location C1-172
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Mamoru Mimura,Sayuri Kimoto,

Course Description

Mechanical behavior of soils and problems of its deformation and failure will be covered based on the multiphase mixture theory and the mechanics of granular materials.


Final examination (70) and hormeworks,class performance (30)

Course Goals

The objectives of this course are to understand the basics of geomechanics, and the advanced theories.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Deformation of geomaterils 1 Mechanical property of geomaterials, critical state soil mechanics, Failure criteria, modelling of geomaterials (by Prof.Mimura)
Field equations and constitutive model 2 Framework and field equations for contiuum, stress-strain ralations for soils, elastic model, elasto-plastic model, plasticity theory (by Prof.Mimura)
elasto-plastic constitutive model 3 Constitutive model for geomaterials, elasto-plastic model, Cam clay model (by Prof. Mimura)
Theory of viscosity and viscoplasticity 3 Viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity, Elasto-viscoplastic mode, Adachi-Oka model, Microstructure of soils, Temperature dependent behavior, Applications of constitutive models (by Prof. Mimura)
Consolidation analysis 3 Biot's consolidation theory and its application, Consolidation of embankment (by Assoc.Prof. Kimoto)
Liquefaction of soils 2 Liquefaction of sandy soil, Damage and failure due to liquefaction, Remedial measures for liquefaction (by Assoc.Prof. Kimoto)
Confirmation of achievement 1


Handout will be given.
Soil mechanics, Fusao Oka, Asakura Publishing (in Japaneses)


An elasto-viscoplastic constitutive model, Fusao Oka, Morikita Publishing (in Japanese)


Soil mechanics, Fundamentals of continuum mechanics

Independent Study Outside of Class

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