The Course aims to introduce the extended evaluation of safety, regarding collapse or excessive settlement, for slopes, surface, and underground earth works. The point of view is that of Practice in Geotechnical and Foundations Engineering.
The course is intended for final year students of M.Sc. degrees in Civil Engineering (Geotechnics, Structures). Also for professionals with an interest in the area of Geomechanics (like Geotechnical Engineers, Structural Foundation Designers and Geology Engineers) and people interested in research in applied numerical methods.
Since the Course is promoted by a Research Group in Computational Mathematics Applied to Geomechanics, Numerical Methods are particularly stressed.