Course Title : Computational Geotechnics

Code 10K016
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Fri 2nd
Location C1-172
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture, Exercise
Language English
Instructor Sayuri Kimoto, PIPATPONGSA, Thirapong

Course Description

The course provides students with the numerical modeling of soils to predict the behavior such as consolidation and chemical transport in porous media. The course will cover reviews of the constitutive models of geomaterials, and the development of fully coupled finite element formulation for solid-fluid two phase materials. Students are required to develop a finite element code for solving boundary valueproblems. At the end of the term, students are required to give a presentation of the results.


Presentation and home works

Course Goals

Understanding the numerical modeling of soils to predict the mechanical behavior of prous media, such as, deformation of two-phase mixture and chemical transportation.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Guidance and Introduction 1 Fundamental concept in continuum mechanics such as deformation, stresses, and motion.
Governing equations for fluid-soid two-phase materials 2 Motion, conservation of mass, balance of linear momeutum for fluid-solid two-phase materials. Constitutive models for soils, including elasticity, plasticity, and visco-plasticity.
Ground water flow and chemical transport 5 Chemical transport in porous media, advective-dispersive chemical transport.
Boundary value problem, FEM programming 5 The virtual work theorem and finite element method for two phase material are described for quasi-static and dynamic problems within the framework of infinitesimal strain theory. Programing code for consolidation analysis is presented.
Presentation 2 Students are required to give a presentation of the results.


Handout will be given.



Fundamental geomechanics and numericalmethods

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