Course Title : Geoenvironmental Engineering

Code 35280
Course Year 3rd year
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Tuesday・1
Location Kyoutsuu4
Credits 2
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor Katsumi, Kimira, Iai, Flores

Course Description

This course provides the knowledge on geotechnical engineering related to soft ground improvement, natural disaster mitigation, and geoenvironmental issues.


Grading will be based on attendance and a final exam.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to understand how geotechnical engineering contributes to disaster prevention and environmental issues.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Soft ground improvement 3 (1) Principles of ground improvement, (2) innovative materials including geosynthetics, and (3) road and pavement engineering.
Environmental Geotechnics 5 (1) Remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater, (2) waste containment, and (3) reuse of waste materials in geotechnical applications.
Geo-disaster (1) 3 (1) Types of natural disasters, geo-disasters, hazard map, mechanism of liquefaction, (2) landslides, (3) damages to river embankment.
Geo-disaster (2) 3 (1) Performance-based design for geo-disaster, (2) measures against liquefaction, (3) environmental vibrations and measures.
Evaluation 1 Evaluation of acquired knowledge.


Handouts will be provided.



"Soil mechanics I and Exercises (35080)" would be helpful as a prerequisite.

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Additional Information

This class is intended mainly for students of the International Course, and will be delivered in English. You can not join this class from mid-semester. Office hours will be provided during the first lecture.