Education

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

ENGINEERING GEOLOGY (GEO_702)

Instructors: N. SABATAKAKIS, N. DEPOUNTIS
Category: Compulsory
Semester: FIFTH

COURSE OUTCOMES
The course gives the theoretical and objective knowledge related to the identification and determination of the physical and mechanical behavior of the geological formations, in the context of the design and study – construction of the technical works.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Engineering soils: origin, composition – structure, physical parameters, classification parameters (grading, consistency, activity), swelling, description – classification system (AUSCS), engineering behavior (shear strength – failure criteria, deformability – consolidation).
  • Engineering rocks: composition – structure, classification, physical parameters, mechanical strength, failure criteria, deformability, rock material classification
  • Rock mass Discontinuities: engineering description (orientation, spacing, persistence, wall strength, roughness, and aperture), borehole measurements (CR, RQD).
  • Exploratory boreholes for geotechnical purposes: scope, drilling depth – location, sampling diameter, boring equipment – drilling machine, sampling methods for soil and rock formations, sample packing and storage, sample observation and description, core recovery indices and RQD, borehole logging.
  • In situ geotechnical testing : standard penetration test (SPT), cone penetration test (CPT), pressuremeter test (MPM), cross hole test, permeability testes (Maag, Lefranc, Lugeon)
  • Laboratory work in: (a) laboratory soil testing (Soil Mechanics) according to ASTM, BS and Ε105-86 standards, (b) evaluation of in situ testing results according to ASTM, BS and Ε105-86 standards with field exercise

GEOLOGY OF TECHNICAL WORKS AND ENVIRONMENT (GEO_802)

Instructors: N. SABATAKAKIS, N. DEPOUNTIS
Category: Compulsory
Semester: SIXTH

COURSE OUTCOMES
The course gives the theoretical and objective knowledge related to the identification and description of the engineering geological conditions that prevail on technical works design and their environmental impacts. Particular emphasis is given to selecting and identifying the most “critical” geological parameters that will affect technical work construction and their safe operation.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Engineering behaviour of rock mass: rock mass classification systems RMR, Q and Geological Strength Index (GSI). Applications on the design and construction of tunnels, slopes and foundations.
  • Landslides: terminology and classification, causal and triggering factors, remedial measures
  • Design and construction of dams: classification of dams, design criteria, engineering geological requirements, dam and reservoir waterproofing, monitoring techniques.
  • Design and construction of tunnels: geological conditions during construction, rockmass deformation and failure mechanism, construction methods (NATM and TBM) and supporting techniques.
  • Laboratory work in: (a) laboratory rock testing (Rock Mechanics) according to ASTM, BS and Ε103-84 standards, (b) evaluation of in situ testing results according to ASTM, ISRM and Ε103-84 standards
  • Field work in rock mass classification schemes for tunnel and slope design requirements.

The course Geology of Technical Works and Environment (CIV_8357A) is also an elective course taught in the eighth semester at the Civil Engineering Department

ELEMENTS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING (GEO_806)


Instructors: N. SABATAKAKIS, N. DEPOUNTIS
Category:
Compulsory
Semester: 
SIXTH

COURSE OUTCOMES
The course gives the theoretical and objective knowledge related to the determination of basic soil parameters – characteristics for foundation purposes, as well as the design methodologies of technical work foundations. Additionally, combining quality control topics as regards geomaterials for embankments, aggregates and geosynthetics are examined.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The state of stress at soil mass: Stress distribution, geostatic stresses, effective and total stresses
  • Shear strength of soils : soil material failure, determination of shear strength parameters – laboratory testing, shear strength of cohesive and cohesionless soils
  • Deformation of soils – Consolidation. Laboratory testing
  • Foundation of technical works: bearing capacity of soils, types of foundation, design parameters, allowable bearing capacity, soil settlements
  • Soil compaction – construction of embankments
  • Aggregates and quality control
  • Geosynthetic materials: types, characteristics, quality control, uses and applications
  • Laboratory work in: (a) laboratory soil testing (Soil Mechanics) for foundations (b) soil suitability for embankment construction (c) quality control for aggregates, according to ASTM, BS and EN standards.

LANDSLIDE PHENOMENA IN TERRASTRIAL AND MARINE ENVIRONMENT (GEO_714E)

Instructors: N. SABATAKAKIS, G. PAPATHEODOROU
Category:
Elective
Semester: 
EIGHTH

COURSE OUTCOMES
The course gives the theoretical and objective knowledge related to the identification, classification and estimation of basic parameters – characteristics of landslides (terrestrial and marine) on soil and rock, natural and man-made slopes, as well as their design methodologies. Additionally, the remedial – stabilized measures are discussed and the relevant technical works that contribute to landslide stabilization are presented

COURSE OUTLINE

  • LandslideClassification, causal and triggering factors, landslide failure mechanism
  • Ground movement monitoring (inclinometers, Satellite Geodesy)
  • Slope stability analyses, Limit Equilibrium Analyses
  • Remedial measures: Design and construction
  • Landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk. Landsliding in the Hellenic region
  • Submarine landslides: causal factors, sliding mechanism, classification, recording techniques
  • Laboratory work: testing for shear strength determination in (a) soil (peak – residual) and (b) rock mass discontinuities
  • Tutorials on Slope Stability analyses using the relevant software

The course Geology for Civil Engineers (CIV_2187A) is a compulsory course taught in the second semester at the Civil Engineering Department from Dr. N. Depountis, Dr. I. Koukouvelas and Dr. I. Papoulis

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

The Laboratory of Engineering Geology participates in the direction subject “Applied Environmental Geology and Geophysics” that is implemented under the Postgraduate Studies Programme “Geosciences and Environment” by teaching in the following three courses:

NATURAL DISASTERS AND ENVIRONMENT (GEO_AGG03)


Instructors:
N. SABATAKAKIS, N. DEPOUNTIS, K. NIKOLAKOPOULOS, E. SOKOS, E. ZAGANA

Category: Compulsory
Εξάμηνο: Α′

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION AND STUDIES – INSTRUMENTAL MONITORING (GEO_AGG07)

Instructors: N. SABATAKAKIS, N. DEPOUNTIS
Category: Elective
Εξάμηνο: Β′

APPLICATION OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY IN INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (GEO_AGG02)

Instructors: N. SABATAKAKIS, N. DEPOUNTIS
Category: Compulsory
Semester: Α′

Μεταπτυχιακές Διπλωματικές Εργασίες

Δούβρης Νικόλαος


Τίτλος: «Τεχνικογεωλογικές συνθήκες και κατολισθητικά φαινόμενα στον Ελληνικό χώρο. Επισκόπηση και στατιστική θεώρηση. Μελέτη ασταθών ζωνών στο νομό Αχαΐας»

Έτος: 1997

Δούβρης Νικόλαος


Τίτλος: «Τεχνικογεωλογικές συνθήκες και κατολισθητικά φαινόμενα στον Ελληνικό χώρο. Επισκόπηση και στατιστική θεώρηση. Μελέτη ασταθών ζωνών στο νομό Αχαΐας»

Έτος: 1997

Δούβρης Νικόλαος


Τίτλος: «Τεχνικογεωλογικές συνθήκες και κατολισθητικά φαινόμενα στον Ελληνικό χώρο. Επισκόπηση και στατιστική θεώρηση. Μελέτη ασταθών ζωνών στο νομό Αχαΐας»

Έτος: 1997

PhD

  1. Tsiambaos, G., 1988, «Engineering properties of marls in Iraklion, Crete»
  2. Ziourkas, K., 1989, «Landslide phenomena in Greece. Engineering Geological validation. Statistical Analysis»
  3. Rozos, D., 1989, «Engineering Geological conditions of Achaia county. Geomechanical properties of Plio-pleistocene sediments»
  4. Sabatakakis, N., 1991, «Engineering Geological research of the Athens basin»
  5. Mougiaris, N., 1994, «Earthquake history, syndrome rupture and other surface disruptions in the Aegean land. Earthquake history of the Aegean land (2400 b.c. – 1990 a.c.)»
  6. Pyrgiotis, L., 1997, «Engineering Geological conditions of Karditsa county. Landslide phenomena in flysch formations»
  7. Christodoulopoulou, Τ., 1999, «The structure of fine Neogene Pleistocene sediments of Northern Peloponnese related to their permeability and geomechanical properties»
  8. Katrivesis, Ν., 2003, «Engineering Geological conditions in the wider area of the city of Patras. Data storage and analysis using Geographical
    Information Systems.»
  9. Spyropoulos, A., 2005, «Research of the Engineering Geological conditions in
    Achaia county (SW Greece) regarding the use of geological materials as aggregates for various purposes»
  10. Kouki, A., 2006, «Engineering Geological – Geotechnical parameters and mechanical behavior of hard soils – soft rocks on underground technical works design»
  11. Papanakli, S., 2007, «Mechanical parameters of the rock material and their application to the rock mass strength and deformability estimation»
  12. Koulouris, S., 2010, «Mechanical behavior of hard soils – soft rocks»
  13. Vasiliadis, E., 2010, «Landslide susceptibility zonation in Greece using GIS model»
  14. Apostolidis, E., 2011, «Engineering Geological conditions in the Western Thessalian basin – Geomechanical properties of Quaternary deposits»
  15. Kavoura, A., 2017, «Development of a landslide hazard model in an area of Western Greece»
  16. Lainas, S., 2018, «Landslides and rainfall: rainfall thresholds for possible landslide trigger in wildfire affected areas of Northwestern Greece.»

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