Course Title : Construction of Geotechnical Infrastructures

Code 10F241
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Fri 1st
Location C1-171
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Kimura, Kishida

Course Description

Advanced construction technology of geo infrastructures, such as tunnel, large underground cavern, foundation, culvert, retaining wall, is introduced and explained. And, the practical projects applied by the advanced construction technology are also introduced.


Attendance and Report (20 %), Examination (80 %)

Course Goals

To learn to the advanced construction technology and to propose the project and design through the advanced construction technology.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Guidance, Introduction of construction of geotechnical infrastructures 1 Guidance, Introduction of construction of geotechnical infrastructures
Geo-investigation and survey techniques 2 Introduction of the advanced geo-infestation and survey techniques. Explanation of inversion theory and technique.
Auxiliary mthods of mountain tunnel 2 Introduction of NATM for construction of tunnel and underground cavern. In addition, the role of auxiliary methods, auxiliary method for safety in tunnel constrcution, axiliary methods for preservation of the surrounding environment are explained
Rock physics and its applications 2 Introduction of the constitutive law of rock material and rock physics (pressure solution) and its application fields, such as special projects of underground space, namely, nuclear waste disposal, and Carbon Capture and Storage.
Field visit or special lecture 1 Visit the construction field or invite special lecture who is the expert engieer on the construction of geotechnical infrastructures.
Foundation 2 Design and construction of piles foundation and steel pipe sheet piles
Culvert 2 Design and construction of box type and arch type culverts
Retaining wall 2 Design and construction of retaining wall
Examination of understanding 1




Soil mechanics, Rock mechanics

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

Additional Information

Office hour will be explained at the guidance. Students can contact with professors as an e-mail.