Course detail

Selected Chapters of Geotechnics

FAST-BF053Acad. year: 2020/2021

- types of geomaterials
- factors affecting the properties of geomaterials
- soil stiffness (stiffness in range of small and very small strain, soil stiffness measurements in the laboratory)
- strength of soils (theory of critical states)
- material models for soils (linearly elatic-ideally plastic, elastoplastic)
- laboratory test to determine the input parameters for the discussed material models
- modeling of interaction shallow and deep foundations
- model of sheeting structure

Department

Institute of Geotechnics (GTN)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will master the course objective and will know how to safely and economically design foundations of structures at different geotechnical conditions. Student will have basic knowledge about specific geotechnical problems and with basic rocky properties, rock classification and with underground urbanization.

Prerequisites

Soil formation, types of foundation soils, engineering geological investigation, strength and elasticity of materials, fundamentals of structural mechanics and soil mechanics.

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. Introduction to the subject (terminology, case studies).
2. Types of geomaterials (soils, rocks, light materials, geosynthetics - properties).
3. Typical correlations in geotechnical practice.
4. Stiffness of soils.
5. Strength of soils (theory of critical state).
6. Introduction to constitutive models - Linear elastic - perfectly plastic constitutive models.
7. Introduction to constitutive models - Elastoplastic constitutive models.
8. Pile fundations (groups, uplift).
9. Combined foundations (shallow and piles).
10. Retaining structures (earth pressures for special cases, atypical shapes).
11. Geotechnical monitoring.

Aims

To teach the students how to safely and economically design foundations of structures at different geotechnical conditions. To acquaint the students with specific geotechnical problems. Further with basic rocky properties, rock classification and with underground urbanization.

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-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch S , 4. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer