Course detail

Foundation Engineering (V)

FAST-BF051Acad. year: 2017/2018

Shallow footings and deep foundations.
Water pressure tests.
Classical injection – sealing, hardening, compensation, plugging shutters, jet grouting – technology, design, utilization in water building.
Diaphragm walls – constructive, sheeting and sealing, usage of sealing walls in water building and environmental geotechnics.
Encapsulation, protection of waste dumps.
Cofferdams – type, design and static check of coffers, hydraulic stability of coffers.
Foundation of water structures.

Department

Institute of Geotechnics (GTN)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will master the course objective - the design of water structure foundations, injection methods of subsoil, reliable design of cofferdams.

Prerequisites

Types of foundation soils, properties of soils, limit states theory, basic principles of structural mechanics, theory of strength and elasticity, structure design.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1.-2. Introduction. Shallow footings for water and other structures.
3.-4. Deep foundations – basic elements. Caissons, open caissons and piles.
5.-6. Water pressure tests. Classical injection in water structures.
7.-8. Jet grouting – technology, jet grouting use.
9.-10. Diaphragm walls – construction method and utilization. Encapsulation. Protection of waste dumps.
11.-12. Foundation pits and their timbering. Cofferdams – types and using.
13. Static design of both foundation pit timbering and coffers. Hydraulic stability of coffers.

Aims

To acquaint the students with the design of water structure foundations, injection methods of subsoil, reliable design of cofferdams.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer