ISC7


COURSE 2: IN SITU TESTING USING THE DMT AND SHEAR WAVE VELOCITY MEASUREMENTS WITH SEISMIC PROBES (SDMT AND SCPT)


Course description:

Options - Full day course
- Morning session (Equipment and Test Procedures)
- Afternoon session (Applications to Design)
Day and time Monday 17th of June 2024
Full day from 9 am to 6 pm
Morning session from 9 am to 1 pm
Afternoon session from 2 pm to 6 pm
Lunch break from 1 pm to 2 pm, included for each option
Place North Campus UPC (exact room to be confirmed)
Total teaching hours 8 hours (4+4)
Attendance Fee Full day fee (8 hours): 300 euros
Half-day fee (4 hours): 190 euros
Maximum attendance 40 participants

Course Outline:

Main Speaker: Eng. Diego Marchetti

09:00 – 09:45 Flat Dilatometer (DMT)
Equipment, Penetration Machines, Test procedures, Standards
09:45 – 10:45 Seismic Dilatometer (SDMT) and Seismic CPT (SCPT)
Equipment, Wave Sources, Test Procedure, Shear Wave Velocity (Vs), Offshore Seismic Testing. Compression Wave Velocity (Vp): current state and major challenges
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Fully Automated Dilatometer (Medusa DMT)
Equipment, Standard test procedures, Innovative Test Procedures, Comparison with standard DMT equipment, Medusa SDMT, Deep Offshore Testing using Seabed Penetrometers and Medusa DMT
12:00 – 12:30 Sample Measurements with the equipment
Simulation of measurements with DMT, SDMT and Medusa DMT equipment
12:30 – 13:00 Recommendations for field operators:
Maintenance tools and procedures, training videos, avoiding pitfalls, refining data processing
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break (provided)
14:00 – 15:00 Speaker: Paola Monaco
DMT/SDMT geotechnical applications
Settlements of shallow foundations, In situ G-γ decay curves, Monitoring ground improvement, Detection of slip surfaces in OC clayey slopes, Design of laterally loaded piles (P-y curves), Design of diaphragm walls (FEM input parameters), Liquefaction assessment
15:00 – 15:30 Speaker: Damasco Penna
Practical applications of the DMT test in geotechnical engineering:
- Analysis of landfill compaction conditions;
- Identification of the support capacity of warehouse floors for storing goods.
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:00 Speaker: Sara Amoroso
Worked examples on DMT/SDMT applications
Settlements of shallow foundations, Ground response analysis, Liquefaction assessment
17:00-18:00 Questions and Closing Remarks

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