Course detail

Base of geotechnics

FAST-NFB021Acad. year: 2020/2021

Subject and contents of geotechnics.
Foundation soils and their classification.
Foundation soils properties and limit states of foundation soils.
Foundations of constructions - spread and deep ones.
Geophysical survey, investigative work of engineering geology and in situ tests of rock mechanics.
Stability of slopes and rock walls, landslides.
Types and specifics of underground structures, methods of building.
Instrumentation and monitoring in geotechnics. Geodesic methods used in geotechnics.

Department

Institute of Geotechnics (GTN)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student in course "Base of geotechnics" will make general view about geotechnical discipline: rock and soil mechanics, engineering geology, foundation engineering and underground structures. He will be taken up with instrumentation and monitoring in geotechnics and with geodetical methods used in it.

Prerequisites

General knowledge of civil engineering, techniques and natural sciences.

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. The subject and content of geotechnics. Classification of foundation soils, rocks and week rocks.
2. Foundation soils properties and their determination.
3. Footings of buildings (shallow and deep). Limit states of foundation soil.
4. Technologies of footings.
5. Survey works of engineering geology.
6. In situ tests of rock mechanics.
7. Stability analysis of slopes and cliffs. Landslides.
8. The types and specifics of underground structures. Construction methods.
9. Deformation of surroundings at underground structures.
10. Instrumentation and monitoring in geotechnics.
11. Geodetical methods used in geotechnics.
12. Excursion.
13. Conclusion and summary.

Aims

The student will make general view about geotechnical discipline: rock and soil mechanics, engineering geology, foundation engineering and underground structures. He will be taken up with instrumentation and monitoring in geotechnics and with geodetical methods used in it.

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 NPC-GK Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer